Re: various notes

Jan Schlauer (
Tue, 8 Mar 1994 19:41:24 +0100


>It is a lovely little flower, but now that it's no longer needed I will
>destroy >it by pollinating it. I hope the plant doesn't decide to die now!

I do hope so, too. ;-)

>> means: "I have keyed this specimen, and with the
>Now I know what it means, what does cf stand for?

It stands for the imperative form of Latin "conferre" (to compare). This
should express the need for subsequent researchers to examine further in
the "_N.mirabilis_-direction" (or *to compare* their results with the
_N.m._ ID). I think the term "confer" and the corresponding abbreviation
"cf." are used in the English language, too.

Kind regards