Another proposed name change

Dennis Kramb
Tue, 14 Jun 2011 06:59:09 PDT
On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 11:11 PM, Mary Sue Ittner <> wrote:

> It used to be
> that you could argue that using botanical names
> assured that you were all talking about the same
> thing. Now the common names last longer in many cases.
> Mary Sue
This really made me smile!  I never thought of it that way before, but
you're absolutely right.

I've been a hard core Gesneriad grower for about a year now, and I have seen
this happening in that Family.  Like when commonly grown wild-collected
plants finally get designated as a species... the common name continues to

Dennis in Cincinnati

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