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  [Aroid-l] Steve's pages ARE science
From: hermine at endangeredspecies.com (=?iso-8859-1?Q?hermine=A9?=) on 2008.04.24 at 20:44:47(17450)
>Science is a process. Naming plants is a process that
>is on-going. Steve is an easily accessible source for
>information on a selected group of plants that he
>grows and has interest in. That it is available in
>such a format at all, is a blessing.

Mr Graff was very trusting, and when he came to photograph our
bamboo, we explained that we doubted our names were AT THAT TIME
YEARS AGO, correct, but they were the best names we had. he said, oh,
that's OK, and I had already figgured out that he was most interested
in getting the IMAGE out there, and less so in the horrible world of
taxonomy, and if he waited for correct names, his books would have
been about a tenth the size and not NEARLY as interesting, so for
this reason, i give him a special dispensation on NAMES. I do not do
this very often! not even to myself!


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