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Re: Amorphophallus titanum

Dear Eduardo,
I am sure than Dan dealt with this in his 1987 Aroideana [10(3): 15-25] paper, but I don't have it to hand at the moment since I'm in Pinang.
On 3 February 2011 23:34, Eduardo Gomes Goncalves <eduardo.goncalves@inhotim.org.br> wrote:
> Dear fellows, 
> I have a silly (but important) question for you. As far as I know, Amophophallus is a masculine word, am I correct?
> In Latin, except for the name of traditional trees (Malus, Pyrus, etc), all names ended in -us are male names. So it is correct to say that all adjective epithets in Amorphophallus species  end with -us (A. gomboczianus, A. hirsutus, A lunatus, A. glaucophyllus, etc). 
> Why Amophophallus titanum is not A. titanus? Other species with a similar epithet (I don't remember none in plant kingdom, but I know Dorcus titanus - a beetle)...  Wilbert, do you have any reason for this?
> Very best wishes,
> Eduardo. 
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