Spelling. Was: [pbs] Scoliopus

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Sat, 31 Jan 2004 08:00:19 PST
Hi all,

They are really the same name.  The "V" sound is transliterated from Slavic 
languages into German as "w" so if a German botanist gave the original 
name, it would be spelled with a W, whereas if an Anglophone botanist named 
the plant, it might be spelled with V.  I think probably either spelling is 
perfectly acceptable, but to be sure you would have to go back to the first 
publication of the original description of that plant species.

Since that is not worth most of our bothering with, we should keep in mind 
the duality of spelling the V sound in botanical names.

Lots of fun!

Jim Shields
Anglo-Germano-phone with a little Latin thrown in, but no Greek

At 09:45 AM 1/31/2004 -0500, you wrote:

>Bryan mentioned "Note the RHS Plant Finder has bigelowii, whereas my other
>books have bigelovii."
>In a similar vein, I have seen Tulipa maximowiczii spelled Tulipa
>maximoviczii in at least two recent publications. Which is it? (
>Jim McKenney

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