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  Re: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus titanum
From: "E.Vincent Morano" <ironious2 at yahoo.com> on 2011.02.06 at 07:06:19
Well we know what a phallus is right? There just isnt any other way of saying it.

I refuse to participate in the recession,
Erin Vincent Morano

--- On Thu, 2/3/11, Eduardo Gomes Goncalves <eduardo.goncalves@inhotim.org.br> wrote:

From: Eduardo Gomes Goncalves <eduardo.goncalves@inhotim.org.br>
Subject: [Aroid-l] Amorphophallus titanum
To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com>
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2011, 7:34 AM

Dear fellows, 

I have a silly (but important) question for you. As far as I know, Amophophallus is a masculine word, am I correct?

In Latin, except for the name of traditional trees (Malus, Pyrus, etc), all names ended in -us are male names. So it is correct to say that all adjective epithets in Amorphophallus species  end with -us (A. gomboczianus, A. hirsutus, A lunatus, A. glaucophyllus, etc). 

Why Amophophallus titanum is not A. titanus? Other species with a similar epithet (I don't remember none in plant kingdom, but I know Dorcus titanus - a beetle)...  Wilbert, do you have any reason for this?

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