[Taxacom] Abbreviation of Latin genus names
Paul van Rijckevorsel
dipteryx at freeler.nl
Sat Oct 12 03:13:27 CDT 2013
From: "Weakley, Alan" <weakley at bio.unc.edu>
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 11:53 PM
> The issue of how to abbreviate these is kind of a fraught editorial issue.
> In the olden days, when we were more literate and Latinate, no-one would
> have abbreviated Aegilops tauschii as A. tauschii; that is wrong! The
> "Ae" letter combination is not separable
I would say this is indeed an editorial issue, a matter of
editorial policy of the magazine concerned. These days
it seems to be common to just use a single letter.
Do note that "Ae" does not necessarily equate to "Æ": it is
(was) Æsculus but there is also Aëtoxylon.
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