Who knows the southern beeches? (was: Marsupials)

Lynda Whitcomb 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  .

: Keerect

: 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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