[Taxacom] [HERBARIA] collection label abbreviation

Thomas G. Lammers lammers at uwosh.edu
Thu Feb 26 12:49:01 CST 2009

At 12:37 PM 2/26/2009, Janet Sullivan wrote:
>OK, after a bit of time in the dictionary and on the internet I give up. 
>Why is New Jersey called "Nova Caesarea" and New York "Nova Eboracum"?

New Jersey is named for the Isle of Jersey in the English Channel; the 
Roman name of the island was Caesarea.  Similarly, Eboracum was the Roman 
name for the English city of York, from which New York takes its name.

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
Department of Biology and Microbiology
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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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biogeography of the Campanulaceae s. lat.

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