Haemanthus and Scadoxus Culture

Tim Harvey zigur@hotmail.com
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 17:09:40 PDT
Rather a big 'whoops' here - forgot about the genitive case, as Jim correctly pointed out.
For an interesting example, see
Cissus seitziana Gilg & M.Brandt (Cissus is female)
Cyphostemma seitzianum (Gilg & M.Brandt) Desc (Cyphostemma is neuter)
Both refer to the same plant, of course, and the specific epithet was changed to agree with the gender of the genus when it was transferred from Cissus to Cyphostemma.

> Dear Mr. Tim
> I think the epithet is related with the gender of the person it 
> commemorates.
> I could give an example. The genus Nepenthes that has currently more than 
> 120 species. Many of them were named after a few people, for instance:
> Nepenthes attenboroughii after sir David Attenborough
> Nepenthes benstonei that honours the botanist Benjamin C. Stone
> Nepenthes copelandii after E. B. Copeland, curator of the Manila Herbarium
> Nepenthes danseri honouring the famous botanist B. H. Danser
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