World Checklist of Monocotyledons

Diane Whitehead
Sun, 10 Dec 2006 16:44:45 PST
I certainly agree with Ellen that a personal or commercial website  
can be forgiven for errors, but one should be able to trust Kew.

They won't accept seeds for their botanic garden unless they have  
been collected by vetted botanists (I suggested the names of a few  
very knowledgeable collectors, but was told they wouldn't do), so why  
should they be careless with pictures they offer us?

There are some other sites I visit that have only line drawings.   
These are not nearly so exciting as colour photos, but perhaps the  
Checklist could offer both:  guaranteed-correct line drawings, plus  
take-your-chance Google Images.  A disclaimer could be added, which  
would be similar to that of seed exchanges:  when plants grown from  
these seeds mature and flower, please check that they are indeed what  
they were said to be.

		Diane Whitehead

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