sfarmer at SABRE.GOLDSWORD.COM
Tue Feb 24 11:17:30 CST 2004
> In vascular plants it is not so easy to recognize an order and one can come
> with numerous examples of mistaken identifications. I think that a really
> cute example is Lysimachia terrestris that was originally described by Linne
> as "terrestrial mistletoe" - Viscum terrestre.
Some of my favorites are some pre-Linnaean names for Trillium.
Solanum triphyllum brasilianum Bauhin 1620
Solanum triphyllum canadense Cornuti 1635
It wasn't until 1730 that it was recognized as a relative of Paris.
sfarmer at goldsword.com
Botany Department, University of Tennessee
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