pbs- naming of plants

Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:49:48 PST
For folks like me who like to stay current with modern classification, but
still find value in the older systems, I suggest in your
communications/writing, use the lower case letters as Dylan did, or tackle
on the word "group"

Scilla = scilla(s)
Asparagaceae (Themidaceae) = themids
Cochicum = Cochicum in the Androcymbium group

This way you avoid having to keep follow the newest and latest, but your
communication will still make sense.

New classifications are not going to go away any time soon. We're still
learning how to deal with DNA data. Modern taxonomists are like kids
learning how to play music. They haven't yet developed the methods to turn
those notes into a well-developed piece of music. You'll just have to deal
with the the ear-scratching sounds of practice until they mature enough
skills to play something beautiful.


On Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 3:12 PM, Hannon <othonna@gmail.com> wrote:

> Scilla as "scillas"...

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