tongue in cheek

Thomas G. Lammers lammers at UWOSH.EDU
Mon Sep 19 07:39:41 CDT 2005

>>According to the "Worth Noting" feature in the July-August 2005 issue of
>>The Humanist, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld have just
>>been accorded a truly unique honor.  They've     had bugs named after
>>them!  Assigned the task of naming 65 newly-discovered species of
>>slime-mold beetles, entomologists Quentin Wheeler and Kelly B. Miller
>>named three species for the president, vice-president and defense
>>secretary:   Agathidium bushi, Agathidium cheneyi and
>>Agathidium rumsfeldi.

I named a plant for Bill Clinton a while back: Siphocampylus praevaricator
Lammers, Novon 12: 230 (2002) ...


Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
Department of Biology and Microbiology
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901-8640 USA

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Plant systematics; classification, nomenclature, evolution, and
biogeography of the Campanulaceae s. lat.

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