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  Re: [Aroid-l] Common names
From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2007.02.22 at 06:58:30(15319)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Wednesday, February 21, 2007 5:37 PM
To : Discussion of aroids
Subject : Re: [Aroid-l] Philodendron 'Santa Leopoldina'

Dear Friends,

Well said, Jonathan. As we agree, there are LAWS governing the names and
naming of plants, I believe the science is called Etemology, Dr. Dan
Nicolson`s name comes to mind. Then there is Taxonomy to contend with, and
we are so fortunate to have people like Dr. Croat and Goncalves and Wilbert
Hetterschied to assist us in this field.
Those who seem to love to say stuff like "well Graff called it such-and-such
first, therefor this name is correct" are patently incorrect, but there are
people who will never be convinced otherwise, let them be.
Graff and Burley-Marx NEVER claimed to be Taxonomists, but they were
fantastic collectors, growers and hobbyists, but no matter how huge a
contribution they made to horticulture and popularizing plants, their names
of plants often were just made-up ones FAR from the scientifically accurate
ones we now are trying to stabalize.

Good Growing,


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