Peony Chameleons - problem

James Waddick
Mon, 17 Mar 2008 11:56:43 PDT
>Actually Jim, I’m inclined to say that this is one of those situations where
>we will simply have to agree to disagree.

Dear Jim and All,
	I thought I'd just ignore this, but will 
make a response, probably against my better 
	Jim, I do not agree to disagree at all, 
because mostly I am right and mostly you are 

	Both names are in the same 'Designation 
Group' (as per ICNCP) as assigned by the ISHS to 
each ICRA. The second name should never have been 

	Cultivar names are rarely cited in detail 
and few would pronounce the names differently 
enough to dispel confusion.

	The name confusion comes up more often than you'd imagine, obviously.

	There is a very obvious problem, and it 
is a good example only of a bad registration 

	We are stuck with this and my trying to 
explain this to you obviously failed.

	I hope other readers see this in its correct light.

		Good luck.		Jim W.

>To begin with, when each name is properly cited there is minimal chance of
>There is no way to prevent people from formatting the names incorrectly and
>becoming confused
>Furthermore, careful speakers pronounce the words chameleon and chamaeleon
>  For me, the clincher would be the high degree of improbability that these
>two names would  be found in the same discussion
>I don’t see a problem with maintaining both names. Indeed, it’s a good
>training example for people learning the differences among the various sorts
>of nomenclature we use.
>Jim McKenney

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