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Re: AMORPHOPHALLUS @ Fairchild Tropical Garden

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: AMORPHOPHALLUS @ Fairchild Tropical Garden
  • From: StroWi@t-online.de (StroWi)
  • Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 17:34:16 -0500 (CDT)

Neil Carroll schrieb:

> (BTW the plural of Amorphophallus is Amorphophallus)
> Neil

Dear All,

botanists definitely have their own opinion about the spelling and
of botanical names, but if you see it from a linguistic point of view, you
should consider that Amorphophallus originates from the greek words amorph and
phallos. The plural of the greek phallos should then be phalloi. If phallus is
the latin word for phallos, then the plural should be phalli.

So.... Amorphophalluses or Amorphophallus or Amorphophalloi or
Amorphophalli ...
that is the question now.

I personally would choose Amorphophalli.

Cheers, Bernhard.

StroWi@t-online.de sind:
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