Paradisea or Anthericum

Jim McKenney
Mon, 12 Jul 2004 12:46:57 PDT
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
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I'm a bit of a
poetaster today. 

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