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Sat 25 Feb #1 
Ruby Franks
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A few weeks ago, a problem with alpinia/ginger under the category Herbs and Spices - Latin Names was sorted. There is a similar problem in the Flowers sub-category. Scrolling through the facts, I believe that there is a problem with taxonomy here. The Latin names given are genus names, so the common name for acacia is not mimosa it is a common name, mimosa is one of the many members of the genus acacia, Anzac quizzers may think the answer is wattle.

This could be sorted by changing the question to something like: Q. Which genus does mimosa belong to?  A. Acacia. or Q. The genus acacia includes which plant?  A. Mimosa. Perhaps you think I'm being picky also, I think that over the next couple days I should scroll though and double-check that all the botanical names are genus names. Meanwhile:

alpinia/ginger should be deleted as what we know as ginger is not a member of the alpinia genus - although there is a flower called red ginger which is.

One of the ornithigalum facts should be deleted, I've never seen Star of Bethlehem hyphenated, maybe it's a question of UK/US English usage?




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Sat 25 Feb #2 
JMK
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Ok, have changed the question to ask which genus the flower belongs to. Have edited the ones that were scientific names rather than genus. Haven't checked that all the genus names are indeed the correct genus but on a rough look they seem ok. Have changed ginger to red ginger and deleted Star-of-Bethlehem.

Thanks Ruby




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Mon 27 Feb #3 
Ruby Franks
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A bouquet of thanks to you.

I've done a double-check, and all looks well on the genus front, except amaryllis, which on balance I think should be left in the facts. True amaryllis is not in the genus hippeastrum, however, bulbs of genus hippeastrum are commonly referred to, and sold as amaryllis. (I heard this on the radio a few days ago, I'm not some kind of taxonomist gardening snob). (...or maybe I am...)

A couple of small typos:  Chincherinchee - needs that h.

                                      Globe amaranth - needs the n.

Here's a crowd-pleaser to be added:

Bougainvillea -- Bougainvillea -- the spectacular colours are papery bracts, the flowers are small and creamy-white.

 




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Mon 27 Feb #4 
JMK
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All added/fixed thanks.




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Mon 27 Feb #5 
Ruby Franks
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Thank you, other ideas may sprout from this.




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Mon 27 Feb #6 
JMK
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Great, the subject is beginning to grow on me.




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