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Species Epithets and Gender Information
Dan H. Nicolson
Vol. 35, No. 2 (May, 1986), pp. 323-328
Published by: International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1221280
Page Count: 6
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Adjectives (including participles) and nouns are regularly used as species epithets. Nouns maintain their gender and are grammatically independent of the generic name but adjectives indicate the gender of the generic name to the extent they have three, two or only one ending(s) in nominative singular. Generalizations and exceptions are presented with examples.
Taxon © 1986 International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)