[Taxacom] Generic type of large genus belongs in different genus

Mary Barkworth Mary.Barkworth at usu.edu
Wed Apr 10 15:36:35 CDT 2013

Detaching names from meaning reminds me of being shown this wonderful little plant and being told it was London Pride. OK. A bit of information. What did that gain me? Nothing. I stayed away from biology. The fact that there is meaning behind the names makes them worthwhile and helps one learn stuff. Perhaps having had many friends change their name during the course of the their lives (I am old and many of my friends are female), name changes do not bother me greatly. How names change and why they change is interesting/informative. I think it is great being able to link everything up - but the idea of stripping meaning from names (or incarcerating the meaning at a particular date) strikes me as counter-productive. 


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