[Taxacom] a question of Latin ...

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Thu Aug 2 04:41:34 CDT 2012

From: "Michael Heads" <m.j.heads at gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2012 10:39 AM

>> By the way, can a botanist tell me what the 'official' name of
>> Asteraceae/Compositae these days? I'd just come around to using 
>> Asteraceae, but now they seem to have changed it back again. 
>> Are Fabaceae, Brassicaceae also going back to the old style?

This is very easy; this has not been changed in over a century. There 
is a free choice between Asteraceae/Compositae; mostly a matter of 
style. What somebody uses will probably depend on the classification 
he is following.


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