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Fw: [aroid-l] Taxonomy for horticulturalists available for FREE !!!!

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  • Subject: [CHAT] Fw: [aroid-l] Taxonomy for horticulturalists available for FREE !!!!
  • From: "Marge Talt" mtalt@hort.net
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 03:41:15 -0500

For those of you interested in taxonomy and nomenclature, I forward
this message from AROID-L.  Follow the link and download (takes a
while) the paper...quite interesting reading, I'm finding ( have not
finished it).

Scroll down below my SIG for the forwarded message...

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Wilbert Hetterscheid <hetter@worldonline.nl>
> To: 'Aroid-l' <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
> Subject: [aroid-l] Taxonomy for horticulturalists available for
FREE !!!!
> Date: Sunday, January 26, 2003 2:09 AM
> Fellow aroiders,
> As some of you know I have a "secret" life as taxonomist of
> plants and have been developing some new ideas in this department
as well as
> cooperating in writing up the Cultivated Plant Code. Recently a
paper was
> published in the Horticultural Reviews (vol. 28) of which I am
> This paper was initiated by and is first-authored by the Chief
Potatoe (or
> was that "potato"?) Taxonomist of the USA, dr. David Spooner of the
> University of Wisconsin (where last year an Amorphophallus titanum
> flowered!!!! I suspect a conspiracy here........). Together with
him and two
> other Dutch colleagues we wrote a review paper on plant taxonomy
from a
> horticultural perspective and behold, you can get this 60 pages
> paper for free on the internet when you follow the link:
> http://www.wiley.com/cda/product/0,,0471215422,00.html
> On that page click on "read exerpt" and you get a full scale PDF
version of
> the paper.
> The first half of the paper deals mostly with more general
> principles and terms, the second half deals more specifically with
the new
> ideas of the taxonomy of cultivated ("domesticated") plants. This
paper may
> not be everyone's beef of this discussion list but I know some of
you are
> interested, so have fun with it.
> Cheerio,
> Wilbert (aka Lord P.)

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