[Taxacom] Wikipedia politics: the future don't look so bright

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Sun Nov 24 04:05:08 CST 2013

From: "Ken Kinman" <kinman at hotmail.com>
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2013 11:16 PM
>[...] it is unclear to me why you capitalized Angiosperms and Bryophytes in
>your e-mail that I quoted in my posting.

Yes, you are right, I am being inconsistent in this respect.
Whether or not it is a good idea to capitalize these will
tend to depend on context but I should be more careful.
* * *

>[...]  If you don't like Magnoliophyta, why not use the equally formal

I do feel Angiospermae is a better-looking name than
Magnoliophyta, but as time goes by, I am more and more
inclined to use such names only in their proper context.
So, Angiospermae in an Engler-system type environment
and Magnoliophyta in a Cronquist-system type environment.
But anyway, I am not building a classification and I mostly
get by fine with angiosperms or flowering plants.


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