Ornithogalum adseptentrionesvergentulum

David Ehrlich idavide@sbcglobal.net
Sat, 09 Jun 2012 15:25:58 PDT
I take it to mean little (plant) that bends to the north.  By the way, what does 
Ornithogalum (bird-milk?) come from

Also, Alberto, how often does one have a chance to complain about a 
sesquipedalian specific epithet?  For that matter, haow often does one have the 
chance to use the word sesquipedalian?

David E.

From: Alberto Castillo <ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sat, June 9, 2012 3:16:33 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Ornithogalum adseptentrionesvergentulum

It could translate as 

north of the short bend

or north of the little end of the road

Perhaps our expert Jane could clarify this further.


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