colchicum byzantinum & friends
Tue, 06 Oct 2009 10:14:18 PDT
???? One of my pet peeves is the misspelling of the word "cupanii".? This Italian botanist regularly used in his corespondence and other writing the latinized version of of his name as Cupanus.? Hence the genative singular would be " cupani,"? with just one "i" .?? Admittedly verry few people learn Latin any more? but Brian Mathew and others who should know better consistently use the misspelled version.? 

???? Karin Persson's botanical work on monocots is excellent and I certainly look foreward to seeing an up to date monograph on colchicums.

J.John Flintoff

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