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Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 00:28:32 +0200
To: PML <email@example.com>
Subject: Fw: Must read!
> Basically, cladistics has utterly annihilated the traditional > classification of the Leguminosae (aka Fabaceae), I forgot to mention (for the non-botanists like myself!) what a chall= enge=20 this is -- and, by extension, what a challenge it is to invent a stab= le=20 nomenclature for that clade. Leguminosae has _18,000 species_, includ= ing=20 plants as diverse as clover (*Trifolium*), mimosa trees, *Lotus* (...= which=20 is diphyletic), and *Acacia* (...which is even worse).=20