Another example is the genus Heliconia, which applies to
butterflies which feast on Passionflowers (Passiflora), and also applies to the
a tropical genus in the Zingerberales order, Heliconiaceae family. These are
the “False Bird of Paradise” or “Lobster claws” plants,
which have very colorful inflorescences.
The Heliconia butterfly genus is now being called
Heliconius, so that helps a little bit.
firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of J. Agoston
Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2010
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Dracunculus
Yes animals and plants can have same gereric names, like Pieris brassicae is a
butterfly eating brassicas, but Pieris japonica is a plant from Ericaceae as i
2010/9/2 Marek Argent <firstname.lastname@example.org>
While searching the web for documents I found something that
made me scared.
vulgaris and Dracunculus
canariense, which we almost all heard about,
I found a document mentioning different species of Dracunculus which are... Nematodes:
Is it admissible for two quite different unrelated taxa to
bear the same generic name?
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