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Thread: Did Burbidge name N. burbidgeae after his wife?

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    Probably, where I couldn't track down the description of a species (and I must admit I didn't spend days trawling the web) I used the Latin or Greek base. I will correct it accordingly. I still have blanks on some of the descriptions which I'd appreciate answers to.
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    OK, I looked through your species list, and I came up with the following:

    N. rowanae - named in honour of Ellis Rowan (ICPS);
    N. ramispina - ramus = branch, spina = spine, spur (Clarke, 2001);
    N. mikei - named after Mike Hopkins, late friend of Salmon & Maulder (Clarke, 2001).

    As for N. edwardsiana, I give up. I like your comment for N. jacquelineae's name!

    Cheers
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    who named N.edwardsiana after King Edward of England?[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]

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    SydneyNeps wrote
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Probably, where I couldn't track down the description of a species (and I must admit I didn't spend days trawling the web) I used the Latin or Greek base. I will correct it accordingly. I still have blanks on some of the descriptions which I'd appreciate answers to.
    I can maybe help with a few, platychila means flat lipped and clipeata is from clypeus, (a sort of Ancient Roman circular shield), referring to the round leaves.
    Also, edwardsiana was named by Joseph Hooker after the Honourable George Edwards, the Governor of the Crown Colony of Labuan at the time.
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    Thanks Tony, I knew platy meant flat, but for the life of me I couldn't work out the chila part as there are about 6 different 'chila' roots in Greek. I'll have to find some time on the weekend to correct things. At least changing words doesn't involve the same hassle as resizing and lining up photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (WalterG @ Mar. 11 2006,11:45)]Quidquid Latine dictum sit, altum viditur.
    You actually made me look that up! The Pox on yas! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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