Haemanthus and Scadoxus Culture

jmsjon664@aol.com jmsjon664@aol.com
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:30:36 PDT
I don't entirely agree with Tim Harvey's statement since some specific 
epithets are in the possessive, thus Aquilegia jonesii (he was a guy) 
and Silene elisabethae (a woman), though both genera take the feminine.
Jim Jones (who never, never has been able to grow A. jonesii)

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From: Tim Harvey <zigur@hotmail.com>
To: Bulb Society Pacific <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Mon, Jun 28, 2010 2:13 pm
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.  T > Date: 
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 16:57:06 -0400> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org> From: 
jshields@indy.net> Subject: Re: [pbs] Haemanthus and Scadoxus Culture> 
 > Michael,> > I have not seen Dee Snijman's original publication of 
Haemanthus barkerae, > but from the ending of the species name, I would 
judge that it is named > after a Ms. Barker.> > In botanical Latin, the 
rule seems to be that the modern person's name is > Latinized by adding 
"i" to the modern name plus either "a" or "us" unless > it ends in 
"-er" in which cases the "i" is omitted. I think zoologists > tend to 
leave out the "i" in all cases.>  		 	   		  
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