Message 2005-12-0002: Fw: Must read!

Thu, 15 Sep 2005 00:28:32 +0200

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Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 00:28:32 +0200
From: [unknown]
To: PML <>
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=
this is -- and, by extension, what a challenge it is to invent a stab=
nomenclature for that clade. Leguminosae has _18,000 species_, includ=
plants as diverse as clover (*Trifolium*), mimosa trees, *Lotus* (...=
is diphyletic), and *Acacia* (...which is even worse).=20


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