The orthographic significance of the Latin name for the “Norfolk Island Hibiscus” (Malvaceae)

David J. Mabberley*

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Abstract

A consideration of the naming of Hibiscus patersonius (Malvaceae) and similar names leads to the conclusion that such adjectival forms in specific epithets are in accordance with Classical Latin and that their “correction” to other adjectival forms or the genitive form of nouns is disruptive in botanical Latin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)792-793
Number of pages2
JournalTaxon
Volume67
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

Keywords

  • adjectival epithets
  • Cephalotaxus
  • Lagunaria
  • orthography

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