Re: Latin descriptions

Robert Beer (
Wed, 4 Oct 1995 08:13:34 -0700 (PDT)

Ahh, those descriptions. Sorry, I missed a post somewhere and thought the
discussion was still on the use of latin *names* for plants as opposed to
common names. Yes, that does seem a bit archaic to me, though if you can
read those, then your understanding of the nomenclature will certainly be
good! :)

On Wed, 4 Oct 1995 wrote:

> I realize the names are Latin and/or Greek, but the descriptions are not in
> those most they will be in the language of the author. at least
> in the case of entomology this is true
> Gordon