elvander at DARWIN.UCSC.EDU
Mon Nov 25 16:34:39 EST 1996
For the Palm Family = Ah-reh-caceae
For the Heath Family = Eh- rih-caceae
Or avoid the entire struggle by using the alternative name for the Palm
Family = Palmae.
Patrick Elvander Department of Biology
Lecturer in Biology Sinsheimer Labs
408-459-3674 University of California
1156 High St.
elvander at biology.ucsc.edu Santa Cruz, CA 95064
On 25 Nov 1996, Scott Shumway wrote:
> In my quest to understand and speak the foreign language of botany, what
> is the difference in pronunciation of Arecaceae (Palm family) and Ericaceae
> (Heath family)?
> When I try it they come out sounding the same. This may be a challenge for
> the email medium! Thanks.
> Scott Shumway
> Dept. of Biology
> Wheaton College
> Norton, MA 02766
> "Scott_Shumway at WheatonMa.edu"
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