Haemanthus and Scadoxus Culture

christopherwhitehouse@rhs.org.uk christopherwhitehouse@rhs.org.uk
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 08:56:42 PDT
>The correct spelling for the Scadoxus multiflorus subspecies is actually >katharinea, named after Katharine Saunders .... Not a lot of people know >that.

Strictly speaking the spelling would need to be katherineae if that was the case, but as the name Katherine is derived from the Greek, it is probably fine to decline it and use katherinae (which is how Baker originally spelt it).  It is one of those areas that the Botanical Code is less than clear on and the arguments either way could probably go on and on.  I think as the spelling has always been known as katherinae and the correct way is debatable, we should probably stick with that.


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