Re: Alocasia fallax

You'll be delighted to know that the intergalactic committee to keep
everyone confused on names has changed the name of the navicular bone in
the wrist to the scaphoid bone.  I think it's the same committee that gets
together to change the names of bacteria and plant genera.

At 06:59 PM 1/18/98 -0600, you wrote:
>According to Aroideana, vol.7, no.3 & 4, pages 137 & 158, A. fallax is 
>actually A. navicularis. The name A. fallax is considered to be invalid. 
>I was prompted to open Stearn when I saw this name because many years ago 
>I fractured a tiny bone called a tiny bone in my right hand, called a 
>"navicular". Stearn says this means "boat shaped". What do you see that 
>could be interpreted as boat shaped, a leaf, a spathe?
>Don Burns   Plantation, FL USA   Zone 10b

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