Who knows the southern beeches? (was: Marsupials)
whitcoml at UCS.ORST.EDU
Fri Feb 11 05:33:19 EST 1994
Stanley Friesen (sarima at netcom.com) wrote:
: In article <2j5tak$3e2 at agate.berkeley.edu> forags at smokey.Berkeley.EDU writes:
: >The correct spelling of the genus is Nothofagus .
: The second part, 'fagus', is simply Latin for "beech".
: [Note, the English common name for the genus is 'southern beech'].
: Now, what is the *first* part of the name ('notho')?
: It doesn't look like Latin to me, is it perhaps Greek?
: And what does it mean?
noth, -o (G). Spurious, illegitimate
from: Borror, Donald J. (c) 1960. __Dictionary of word roots and
combining forms__. Mayfield Pub.Co.
Sounds like a "false beech?" Greek was right it seems...
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