shortest epithet

Peter B. Phillipson peter.phillipson at MOBOT.ORG
Thu Mar 4 12:43:56 CST 2004


I think the genus Io, a genus of the Asteraceae described recently by Bertil
Nordenstam might get the prize!

_________________________________________________

Peter B. Phillipson
Africa and Madagascar Department
Missouri Botanical Garden
based at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
Tel.: office +33 (0)1 40 79 33 71
        home +33 (0)1 64 09 26 80
        cell +33 (0)6 32 59 91 49
Fax: France +33 (0)1 40 79 33 42; US +1 (0) 707 897 7481
_________________________________________________

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gurcharan Singh" <singhg at SATYAM.NET.IN>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 12:37 PM
Subject: [TAXACOM] shortest epithet


> BlankI have found Brassosophrolaeliocattleya (26 characters) to be the
> longest generic name of plants. Any one better?
> Can colleagues help me in finging the shortest specific epithet, and the
> longest?
> Gurcharan
>
> ************************************************************************
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Department of Botany                  Res. 932 Anand Kunj
> S. G. T. B. Khalsa College                    Vikas Puri
> University of Delhi                                 New Nelhi-110018
> Delhi-110007, INDIA                            INDIA
> Phone: 27666469                                Phone: 25531534,
> 9810359089
>                        mail: singhg at satyam.net.in
>                                chani at sify.com
>                                singhg45 at yahoo.co.uk
>
> ************************************************************************
>




More information about the Taxacom mailing list