katherinae is correct

jonathanhutchinson@rhs.org.uk jonathanhutchinson@rhs.org.uk
Tue, 29 Jun 2010 02:57:24 PDT
My apologies every one I made a bit of a mess of that! What I should have said was that Katharine for Katharine Saunders was spelt originally with a second 'A' 
I certainly did not mean to question the botanical ending of the name which I misspelt in my own email , once again my apologies 


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From: pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Zonneveld, B.J.M. (Ben)
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Subject: [pbs] katherinae is correct

If a plant is named after a person the first step is to make it latin so
Katherine becomes katherina. The next step is to bring it to the second
declination (?)  so katherinae is the correct form. Now the following
question arises: published is kathErinae. However the lady is named

Ben J.M.Zonneveld
Nationaal Herbarium Nederland
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E-mail: Zonneveld@NHN.Leidenuniv.nl

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