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  Spelling question
From: Jonathan Ertelt jonathan.ertelt at vanderbilt.edu> on 2002.04.30 at 18:42:40(8685)
On the IPNI website, Amorphophallus muelleri is only listed as A. mulleri.
In vol. 19 of Aroideana, it is repeatedly spelled A. muelleri, so should I
assume that the IPNI site is incorrect here? Just in the process of doing a
few "permanent" labels, and would like to get the name right. Thanks.


From: "Peter Boyce" boyce at pothos.demon.co.uk> on 2002.05.01 at 14:43:02(8698)
IPNI takes the name as publishd, complete with orthographic errors.


From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2002.05.01 at 14:48:50(8700)
The correct name is muelleri, since the name is derived from Salomon Mueller
a German entomologist of long forgotten times.


From: StellrJ at aol.com on 2002.05.01 at 19:23:10(8701)
In a message dated 05/01/2002 7:43:50 AM Pacific Daylight Time, boyce@pothos.demon.co.uk writes:

IPNI takes the name as published, complete with orthographic errors

Now I am trying to recall whether the names are to be used as published, or the orthographic errors corrected. I am thinking in particular of a certain back issue of the IAS Newsletter, discussing the spelling of Lysichitum americanus.

Jason Hernandez

From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2002.05.01 at 21:57:17(8702)
i believe there are many examples of names that are used "correctly" with the errors. unless they get officially corrected, but i haven't heard of any examples where this happens. anyone?

i know of examples with fish (but not plants). for example Apistogramma commbrae is named after the town of Corumba in brazil, but it was misspelled by the person who described, and it remains as described, not as it should be.

other examples are the genera ParosphroMENUS and PseudosphroMENUS, which are very beautiful small and colorful labyrinth-fish from tropical asia. they are derived from the genus OsphroNEMUS, but they were incorrectly spelled when erected and thus they remain.

From: "Peter Boyce" boyce at pothos.demon.co.uk> on 2002.05.02 at 15:39:35(8705)
they are corrected - or rather, should be.
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