[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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