Compositae vs. Asteraceae ??

Spike Hernandez webmaster at vmirror.com
Tue Aug 7 11:39:11 EST 2001


Still haven't lost that pleasant demeanor that so endeared you to our
users. ;-)

Thanks for the help.

On Tue, 07 Aug 2001 15:51:53 GMT, "Cereoid*" <cereoid at prodigy.net>
wrote:

>What, the creep that runs the Gardenweb doesn't know something?
>Why not use your real name, Robert Stewart?
>
>Plant family names correctly have the name of the type genus followed by
>"aceae".
>
>Its Asteraceae.
>The old Jussieu family names, such as Compositae, are no longer accepted.
>
>If those two horticultural books are your "principle authorities", you are
>using the wrong ones. Try botanical references instead.
>
>
>Spike Hernandez <webmaster at vmirror.com> wrote in message
>news:3b700aec.11190272 at news.bellatlantic.net...
>> Is there any meeting on the minds as to which is the proper name of
>> the composite family,  Compositae vs. Asteraceae ??
>>
>> "The Families of Flowering Plants", by  L. Watson and M. J. Dallwit,
>> uses Compositae.
>>
>> But the RHS "Index of Garden Plants" uses Asteraceae.
>>
>> And these are our two principal authorities. ;-)
>>
>> Any input would be appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Spike Hernandez
>>
>
>




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