[Taxacom] reproduction of error on the www
Paul van Rijckevorsel
dipteryx at freeler.nl
Tue Mar 24 08:52:20 CDT 2009
From: "Mike Dallwitz" <m.j.dallwitz at netspeed.com.au>
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 3:13 AM
> Paul van Rijckevorsel wrote:
>> In the database of the "Genera of Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae and
>> Swartzieae" there is the typo 'Vittienia'
> Thanks for pointing this out. We've now corrected it.
Thank you. I see you even acknowledged this!
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> There are actually 9 occurrences of the name (in HTML files) on our Web
> pages [...]
> Many of the occurrences on the Web came via the list of names in
> http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesalpinioideae, which evidently came from
> The Families of Flowering Plants,
That makes sense: it is a staple for Wikipedia entries on plant families.
When encountering any list of genera in a plant family entry in any
Wikipedia it is a good bet that it came from The Families of Flowering
Plants, although often it is not acknowledged.
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> The error would probably have been
> picked up as soon as anyone entered information in this stub (provided
> they didn't take the information solely from our Web pages).
One would hope so, but many entries have a surprisingly slim basis!
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