Re: Advice needed
- Subject: Re: Advice needed
- From: TeichFauna@aol.com
- Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 08:53:44 -0400 (EDT)
Hmmmm.... I figured picking up on the fact that it is Cherokee Chief or
even Ospo Red, would be enough for a yes answer, considering that it isn't
the true species that is protected. But since you said that most answered
no, then perhaps it's not enough emphasis on basic proper horticulture
nomenclature?? The genus plus the specific epithet. Genus in Latin
capitalized, species in Latin, but not capitalized......followed by varietal names
also not capitalized preceeded by var. Or followed by a hybrid name (in
modern language) which is always capitalized. Cultivars (cultivated
varieties with distinguishing characters) written in modern language, capitalized,
and in single quotation marks or followed by cv.
Perhaps it is taken for granted that at that point everyone in the class
should know this, when most don't???? I must admit that I was foggy on
proper writing of varieties, hybrids and cultivars......but could at least
recognize the difference between those and a true species in names. I was
surprised to find out that a few in our class couldn't. So this might be the
same in your classes?
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 8/1/2011 3:30:49 PM Central Daylight Time,
Unfortunately, Noreen, most of them say "no" and give me some stuff
about it's being on the Protected Plant List and can only be shown in
educational exhibits. At least they get the point that protected plants
are not to be exhibited in competitive classes.
As for questions that are not covered in the lectures - I always sit in
myself, or if that's not possible, appoint a knowledgable master judge
to sit with a list of questions and answers just to be sure all points are
covered. If I feel that one is not being sufficiently addressed, I will
stupid-sounding questions until the answer is completely covered.
I make up the examinations myself, but from questions and answers
submitted by the speakers. I want to be sure that the answer I have
on the answer-sheet is exactly what the speaker says, not just what
I think. When I return the graded exams I always include an answer
sheet, thinking that if the student is interested, he/she can learn from
mistakes. I often wonder if they really look at the returned exams other
than to see if they passed.
My opinion is that they somehow don't register on the "distinguishing
feature" aspect. I don't always use "Cherokee Chief" as the example.
Sometimes I use another like Kalmia "Ospo Red" or some other such.
I just think "Cherokee Chief" is a popular one that these people should
know. Oh well. I'll keep trying.
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