Vernacular concepts

Adolf Ceska aceska at TELUS.NET
Tue Mar 1 10:55:14 CST 2005

Vernacular names are needed in some languages, e.g., in Japanese "tachimo"
is much easier for Japanese to remember and pronounce than "Myriophyllum
ussuriense". I found that the Japanese vernacular names are more stable than
their Latin names.

There was an excellent article on the vernacular name issue in BEN
(Botanical Electronic News) # 109 written by Dr. W.A. Weber:

I think that the article covered all the aspects of vernacular names in

Adolf Ceska, Victoria, BC, Canada

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