At 12:23 PM 7/12/2004 -0700, Mary Sue wrote: >but doesn't that make the endings >different for the two species. Mary Sue, The word liliastrum is a noun, a noun in apposition to the genus name. As a noun, it has a gender of its own. The word lusitanica is an adjective and must agree with the noun it modifies. Jim McKenney email@example.com Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I'm a bit of a poetaster today.