Patron saint of Lapeirousia

Jim McKenney
Sun, 05 Feb 2012 08:06:34 PST
Thanks, Andrew, for that detailed response. You're right, I misunderstood the purpose of your post. I thought that by that time in the progress of this thread we had already established without contention that the genus was named for Picot de Lapeyrouse.By then the issue (for me at least) had moved on to the question of why the name was spelled the way it is.  Your citation of a pasage from a book dealing precisely with orthography reinforced this misunderswtanding. Thanks for being patient and bearing with me.
Now, does anyone want to take up the orthographic issues? I'm not referring to the ei/ey issue, but rather to the question of why the name is spelled Lapeirousia (in seeming violation of the rules)  rather than Lapeirousea? 
Jim McKenney

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