shortest epithet

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at FREELER.NL
Thu Mar 4 13:15:53 CST 2004


A quick look in IPNI confirms that "io" is a candidate:
    Orchidaceae Cypripedium × io Rchb.f.
    in Gard. Chron. (1886) i. 488.
However, I would not call 1886 "recently"!
PvR

When it comes to generic names it seems unnecessary to look beyond Aa?

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter B. Phillipson <peter.phillipson at MOBOT.ORG>
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> I think the genus Io, a genus of the Asteraceae described recently by
Bertil Nordenstam might get the prize!

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> > 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
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