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The Gender of the Generic Name Onosma (Boraginaceae)
William T. Stearn
Vol. 42, No. 3 (Aug., 1993), pp. 679-681
Published by: International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1222551
Page Count: 3
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Generic names ending in -osma, a transcription of Greek osmê (smell), have been treated as of feminine gender except Onosma which had a neuter gender. It is proposed that for uniformity and simplicity Onosma should be treated as feminine.
Taxon © 1993 International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)