[Plant-biology] Re: Stabilising Aloe vera

Scott Coutts scott.coutts at med.monash.edu.au
Fri Jul 1 06:20:31 EST 2005


Cereus-validus..... wrote:
> Taxonomy circles?
> What's that?
> A group of old ladies that sits around doing taxonomy?
>

Umm... whatever you reckon.

> 
> According to the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, a plant can 
> have only one correct name.
>

That doesn't mean that others are not commonly used. You'll find both 
listed in most places as synonyms. I think it may actually be an old 
scientific name for the plant.

> 
> Many plants are sold with the wrong names in the horticultural trade. That's 
> not taxonomy. That's laziness.
>  

I didnt say it was correct, incorrect, lazy or otherwise. I simply said 
that both of them are commonly used, and given that this person was 
looking for the plant, then I'd say a commonly used name is better than 
   a technically correct name.


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