Re: Heliamphora

Date: Mon Mar 29 1999 - 08:36:17 PST

Date:          Mon, 29 Mar 1999 08:36:17 
Message-Id: <aabcdefg995$foo@default>
Subject:       Re: Heliamphora

Dear Joseph,

> Where does the name heliamphora come from?
> Is it from helios + amphora or is it
> Helos + amphora. I know it is called
> the "sun pitcher", or is it really from
> "marsh pitcher"?
> I'd appreciate it if you would please
> cite the sources for my curiosity.

This one is fairly simple because the answer is already given in the
original description by Bentham (Trans. Linn. Soc. 18: 432, 1840).

It has been mentioned already on this list (see archives) that the
second interpretation is correct but the first one is rather
persistent in the (horticultural) literature. And yes, it has been
discussed on this list already that Bentham's latinisation is
philologically disputable.

Kind regards

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