Jim McKenney
Mon, 31 Oct 2005 09:34:58 PST
Jim W. did something interesting in his most recent post. He spelled
Carthamus carthamnus. I'm not nit-picking here. What makes it interesting to
me is that when I composed my post where I mentioned Carthamus, I too
spelled it Carthamnus. But I noticed Angelo's spelling, and checked it
against a trusted reference - and learned something. 

Evidently this incorrect spelling is common in American publications. A
Google search on Carthamnus gives about 325 hits - some of them in places
where you would expect better. A Google search on Carthamus gives 179,000
hits. IPNI of course does not find carthamnus.

Jim McKenney
Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where I've discovered that
the d*@# crooks trying to pass the stuff off as saffron can't even spell it

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