How do I find Scientific names?

Stephen J Bungard stephenb at
Wed Mar 27 12:25:26 EST 1996

In article <Pine.HPP.3.91.960327133931.16900B-100000 at commlink.zdv.uni->, martin adler <kapib01 at>
>> Does anybody know how I can find out what the Scientific designation
>> (Genus species) for the Irish plant called "Blackthorn" or the
>> English "Whitethorn" (a.k.a. simply "Thorn")?
>using some of the German names I have in mind, I propose
>"Blackthorn"   is   Prunus spinosa and
>"Whitethorn"   is   Crataegus monogyna and/or Crataegus laevigata
>nobody here from the British Isles?

OK, OK.  I agree.  It is just that whitethorn is not a name usually
applied to anything here.


Stephen J Bungard aka stephenb at

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