Naming questions.

Robert Allen (Robert.Allen@Eng.Sun.COM)
Mon, 7 Mar 1994 15:54:42 +0800

I'm looking at my growlist, and wondering
just when I should be using the following
in plant names:

double quotes ("")
single quotes (`')
the word "aff."
capitalized words (i.e. P. x sethos
vs. P. x. Sethos)
parenthesized comments

If people can comment on the correct
usages I can clean up my plant list
so it's consistent. Here are my guesses
as how to use the things above:

double quotes - descriptive names, such
as P. agnata "blue flower".

single quotes - place names, such as
P. sp. `Ayautla'

capitalized words - proper names, such
as N. x Hookeriana

Parenthesized comments - these have no
place in plane names per se.

the word "aff." - I don't know.