Scientific Names
Wed, 05 Jul 2006 19:49:07 PDT
In a message dated 7/5/2006 5:21:52 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, writes:

Is it  the case that the scientific names for plants and the ones for 
animals  need not pay attention to each other? 

Yes, that is indeed the case. I remember a humorous talk a year or so ago  in 
which the speaker did a great job explaining the nomenclature. Then he  
illustrated some of the names with drawings and photos and it was amazing to see  a 
monkey and a plant with the same genus name. I think there were primate and  
avian overlaps too.
Bill Lee

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