Gladiolus murielae again; was Re: Publishing taxa in Latin and in print: ave atque vale

Nhu Nguyen
Fri, 22 Jul 2011 13:30:14 PDT

I have been wondering where you were in all of this Latin discussion since I
know you are a Latin scholar. I am finding out too that when searching for
earlier literature on plants (or anything that was described), the
publications tend to be simple, and often times just a paragraph or two of
description without the bells and whistles that are required these days.
Most of the earlier ones I have seen were published in complete Latin. I
went through Baker's description of Scilla (Ledebouria) pauciflora recently
and Latin was the choice of words.


On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 12:09 PM, Jim McKenney

> Weeks ago I raised questions about the reason for the revival of the name
> Gladiolus murielae. John Grimshaw responded with " It's a simple issue of
> the rules of taxonomy: priority is priority, and Goldblatt has judged
> Kelway's publication of G. murielae to be valid."

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