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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2000.07.15 at 09:28:39(5126)
The spelling of the name is a bit of a discussion. If we take it that
Gagnepain named it because the leaves look like that of a Viola species,
then the correct name is T. violaefolium......... So that's a third
alternative. And that is probably the correct one, since that is how
Gagnepain published it in the first place. There has been some discussion on
whther the name would be derived from "violius" but that I never understood.
So, let's try (incl. myself) to stick to T. violaefolium.


From: "Peter Boyce" Boyce at pothos.demon.co.uk> on 2000.07.16 at 19:54:30(5139)
Wilbert, Don, and others

The spelling of epithets containing the conjunction 'ae' (as in
cannaefolium, violaefolium, etc) is treated as a correctable orthographic
error in the I.B.C.N. and is transliterated into 'i' (the pronounciation of
'ae' being a long 'i'), hence the correct spelling is violifolium,

Hope this helps some


From: Jody Haynes webmaster at plantapalm.com> on 2000.07.17 at 15:06:33(5143)
Pete, it is my understanding that the pronunciation of "ae" is a long "e" (with
the "a" being silent), rather than a long "i".

From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2000.07.17 at 15:07:25(5144)
Blast!!! Just as I was trying to get used to "violaefolium". Strange though,
that Dan Nicolson said it should be violaefolium when based on
"viola"......... I asked him once.


From: "Peter Boyce" p.boyce at rbgkew.org.uk> on 2000.07.18 at 16:57:08(5149)
If Dan says so then he's correct - he's a better wordsmith then I will
ever be. But, in my defence, I was using ICBN art. 60.8, exp. 11,


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