Haemanthus and Scadoxus Culture

Tim Harvey zigur@hotmail.com
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 14:48:07 PDT
The specific epithet has to agree with the gender of the genus, so has nothing to do with the gender of anyone it commemorates.


> 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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