Haemanthus and Scadoxus Culture

Adam Fikso adam14113@ameritech.net
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:54:32 PDT

Michael?  This is clarification of a mystery.  Thanks.

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From: "Michael Benedito" <jindegales@yahoo.co.uk>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
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Subject: Re: [pbs] Haemanthus and Scadoxus Culture

> The specific epithet has to agree with the gender of the
> genus, so has nothing to do with the gender of anyone it
> commemorates.

Dear Mr. Tim

I think the epithet is related with the gender of the person it 

I could give an example. The genus Nepenthes that has currently more than 
120 species. Many of them were named after a few people, for instance:

Nepenthes attenboroughii after sir David Attenborough
Nepenthes benstonei that honours the botanist Benjamin C. Stone
Nepenthes copelandii after E. B. Copeland, curator of the Manila Herbarium
Nepenthes danseri honouring the famous botanist B. H. Danser

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