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From: Scott Hyndman hyndman at aroid.org> on 2001.04.11 at 18:12:36(6176)
For those who haven't noticed already, there are some new links from the
home page of the International Aroid Society Web site at
http://www.aroid.org/. Most notable is a link to an announcement for a very
special program on aroids that will be given by John Banta at the April 23
meeting of the IAS at the Fairchild Tropical Garden. John's page has some
examples of the excellent photographs that he has of aroids, and a taste of
what he will be sharing with those lucky enough to attend.

Best regards, Scott

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2001.04.12 at 09:15:25(6178)
Scott,

You may want to correct the linkname Typhonium peduncleatum to Typhonium
pedunculatum. I know, those darn plant names......WHO the hell creates those
things without prior acceptance by plant enthusiasts....... ??????!!!!!!!

Wilbert

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From: Al Wootten awootten at NRAO.EDU> on 2001.04.12 at 13:46:09(6179)
Wilbert Hetterscheid writes:
> You may want to correct the linkname Typhonium peduncleatum to Typhonium
> pedunculatum. I know, those darn plant names......WHO the hell creates those
> things without prior acceptance by plant enthusiasts....... ??????!!!!!!!
Taxonomy was the subject of an interesting article in Science Vol 291 No 5512
p2304 entitled "Linnaeus's Last Stand". It reports a then-impending
(30-31 March) Sympsoium in D. C. on a new system for classification which
the call 'PhyloCode'. Under this proposal, "which seeks to reflect
phylogenetic relationships, genus names could be lost, species names
shortened, hyphenated with former genus descriptor, or given a numeric
designation. The critics are not happy." The article is extensive and
interesting (though I can imagine this proposal's acceptance in aroid-l
would be scant). The article concludes with the note that over the
next several years, we will probably find researchers naming organisms with
both approaches. Some argue for a complete break with traditional names to
avoid confusion.

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From: Iza & Carol Goroff goroff at idcnet.com> on 2001.04.15 at 19:22:23(6185)
Al Wootten wrote:

> Taxonomy was the subject of an interesting article in Science Vol 291 No 5512
> p2304 entitled "Linnaeus's Last Stand". It reports a then-impending
> (30-31 March) Sympsoium in D. C. on a new system for classification which
> the call 'PhyloCode'. Under this proposal, "which seeks to reflect
> phylogenetic relationships, genus names could be lost, species names
> shortened, hyphenated with former genus descriptor, or given a numeric
> designation. The critics are not happy." The article is extensive and
> interesting (though I can imagine this proposal's acceptance in aroid-l
> would be scant).

Notice the article's date, add a day to the end, and perhaps that's why we haven't
heard more about it.

Iza Goroff

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