[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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