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Re: taxonomy, phylogeny and cultonomy

  • Subject: Re: taxonomy, phylogeny and cultonomy
  • From: "D.J. Leedy" <djleedy@netex.quik.com>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 19:51:44 -0500 (CDT)

Okay, I'll play.

If you bred a taxonomist with a phylogenist would you get a phyllotaxonomist
(one who studies the arrangement of leaves on a stem and in relation to one

Is this hybridizing, line breeding or inbreeding?

David Leedy

----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Boyce <p.boyce@rbgkew.org.uk>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 10:46 AM
Subject: taxonomy, phylogeny and cultonomy

> All
> Wilbert's email concerning cultons and cultonomy has got me to
> thinking that it might be time to review what we call ourselves, based on
> what we do.

>I am a taxonomist.
> I have a student who  is called a a phylogenist.

> Answers in an email, please?
> ----------------------------
> Peter Boyce
> Herbarium
> Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
> Richmond, Surrey
> TW9 3AE
> Tel. (+44) (0)20 8 332 5207
> fax. (+44) (0)20 8 332 5278
> email: p.boyce@rbgkew.org.uk (work)
>        boyce@pothos.demon.co.uk (home)

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