The latin diagnosis provided a common reference for all botanists. Regardless of the language or character set, one could at least get an idea of the tsaxon from it. It provided a rich yet accurate way of describing plants. I fear botany is going to suffer as a result of the ensuing chaos. T > Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 23:33:12 -0700 > From: firstname.lastname@example.org > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [pbs] Publishing taxa in Latin and in print: ave atque vale > > Thanks, Page! This is really big news. Plant taxonomists can finally move > into the 21st century.