[Taxacom] Use of "affinis" as specific epithet

Alex Popovkin popovkin at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 10:28:27 CDT 2015


I've been wondering for quite some time in what sense is 'affinis' used as
a specific epithet. It's literal sense is of course 'similar to', 'related
to'. How would one understand its use in such name as Ruellia affinis
(Nees) Lindau (cf. http://goo.gl/T06Jr9)?

Thanks for your input.

Alex Popovkin, Bahia, Brazil
Field botanist, carrying on the tradition...
Media donor
Editor/revisor/tradutor para inglĂȘs
Over 16,000 images of flora (and fauna) of the northern littoral of Bahia,
Brazil: http://bit.ly/9d0YRA <http://tinyurl.com/popovkin>
"Nomina si nescis, perit et cognitio rerum" (Carl Linnaeus, *Philosophia
Botanica*)
http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/flora-and-fauna-of-the-atlantic-forest-northeastern-bahia-brazil
http://popovkin.wordpress.com/
http://www.google.com/profiles/popovkin
twitter @popovkin


More information about the Taxacom mailing list