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Re: [aroid-l] What does inflorescence mean?

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] What does inflorescence mean?
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter@worldonline.nl
  • Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2003 19:37:55 +0200
  • Importance: Normal

To be clear: this answer was not directed towards anyone in particular but
it is true that the answers were too diverse to answer somebody properly.
There is no trouble when somebody quotes from a book. You don't have to be
an authority for that and it works. That is where books are for.
(incidently, it surprises me that nobody quoted the genera of Araceae on
this!!! The book we all should have............).

My own policy is simple: if I am not sure, I either keep silent or admit
that I give a possibly dubious answer.

So, I would say that first believe the authorities (what a nauseating word,
actually) and when they fail.......well.....
errrrrr..... what then? make an "educated" guess at it? Is that satisfying?
Not in my world it isn't. But hey, there are many worlds......


> >The question here is (arrogantly, I admit!!), HOW many of
> those different
> >answers you saw were in fact by authorities!!!??
> >
> >Lord Phallocrat
> >
> Wilbert et al,
> In this case I honestly do not know whether this response was
> a joke or a
> serious response which is why I thought I had better ask the
> following......
> As it happens I didn't try answer the question as I figured there were
> others who knew FAR more than me, but do I assume from this that if a
> question is asked then people should leave it for the
> authorities to answer
> rather than trying to help?  I have always tried to help with
> an answer for
> a question if I thought I knew it, but it would appear that
> that may not be
> the ideal way to do it as "thinking" I knew it does
> definitely not mean
> that I have any qualifications or can act as an authority?  I
> thought I had
> better clarify before I make a mistake in the future.
> Thanks.
> Cheers.
> Paul Tyerman
> Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9
> mailto:ptyerman@ozemail.com.au
> Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
> Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just
> about anything
> else that doesn't move!!!!!

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