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RE: Botanical Illustration

>  But what if they name their sketch and you disagree with the taxonomy?

Ever hear of a thing called "artistic license"?

Actually, on a serious note, while looking through the online databses for a
number of Herbaria, I have seen many illustrations, as well as original
descriptions, of a variety of plants where the original name used proved
later to be wrong. These sorts of things are done by people, and people make
mistakes. And in the case of the "correct name" for a lot of plants, it
really is a matter of opinion and subject to change as new information comes
to light.

"What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;"
(Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2; William Shakespeare)

James Purchase

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