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Thread: What's with the naming conventions of CP's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Tamlin Dawnstar @ Oct. 16 2006,7:53)]I can add that when writing, the first mention of the plant name should be spelled in full and subsequent usage of the name may have the genus name abbreviated.
    Dawnstar tamlin....

    D. tamlin


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    and then if you're getting REALLY formal, put the last name of the person who gave it its name.
    so:

    Dawnstar tamlin Dawnstar

    I think the year it was named, too, in parentheses..
    -Emily

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Presto @ Oct. 18 2006,2:18)]and then if you're getting REALLY formal, put the last name of the person who gave it its name.
    so:

    Dawnstar tamlin Dawnstar

    I think the year it was named, too, in parentheses..
    And if it's a cultivar, you can get something like:

    Dawnstar tamlin 'Lavendar Dawn'

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    You're all having a field day with this aren't you

    and confusing me in the process

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Mozie @ Oct. 18 2006,7:50)]You're all having a field day with this aren't you

    and confusing me in the process
    LOL! In the immortal words of Bachman-Turner Overdrive: "You Aint Seen nothin' Yet!" check out this topic:

    Topic about nothing

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    OMG, I forgot all about that topic... I was supposed to make beet stuffed nepenthes. I gotta get on that! Thanx for the reminder Jim.
    Sturgeon's Law:
    "Nothing is always absolutely so".

    http://terraforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=102021

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    what it all boils down to is humans' attempts to give names and descriptions to the natural world is no match for how beautifully complex it all is.
    -Emily

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    and if you see something like: (random, arbitrary example off the top of my head)


    Nepenthes alata (Hort ex. Veitch)

    That means that Hort named the species, but may have placed it in the wrong category or given it an improper name, and Veitch fixed it. Or maybe its the other way around? haha. You won't encounter that unless you are reading some (probably) technical botanical texts like species descriptions and whatnot.

    The reason the binomial is so great, is that, if you refer to a species just as "sibuyanensis", it could be a Nepenthes, or a bush, or a tree, or a mammal, or a frog, or a...
    Which is why the genus is always attached, so you know the exact subject of conversation
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