Haemanthus and Scadoxus Culture

J.E. Shields jshields@indy.net
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 14:57:02 PDT
Except when the specific epithet is in the genitive form, e.g.  Barkera 
(nom), barkerae (gen); as in Haemanthus barkerae, "Ms. Barker's Haemanthus."

If we used an adjective form, it mights be "Haemanthus barkerianus" for 
instance (where are the pedants when we need one!?!)  Might this mean "the 
Heamanthus that looks like Ms. Barker"?


At 02:48 PM 6/28/2010 -0700, you wrote:

>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

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