[Taxacom] Family Epacridaceae (and Order Ericales)

Karl Magnacca kmagnacca at wesleyan.edu
Mon Mar 30 16:46:44 CDT 2009

On Mon, March 30, 2009 9:33 pm, Jim Croft wrote:
> Why bother?  They are just names, and names of relatively limited
> application.

I agree; I'd say that a far bigger "insult" was that part of Styphelia
(including the Hawaiian representative, which is one of the most common
native plants there) was recently removed to the horribly un-euphonious
genus Leptecophylla.  But it's hardly something I'd petition to change
the name of.

Karl Magnacca
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Zoology
Trinity College, Dublin 2

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