English names for few strange families

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English names for few strange families

Post by MWP admin » Sun May 20, 2007 11:39 am

What english name stands for these Plant families? I've searched in my books and wikipedia.com with no result.

ANTHERICACEAE
ASPIDIACEAE
BASELLACEAE
BUDDLEJACEAE
CALYCERACEAE
CELASTRACEAE
COMMELINACEAE
CYCADACEAE
EBENACEAE
NEPHROLEPIDACEAE
PHORMIACEAE
PONTEDERIACEAE
PSILOTACEAE
SALVINIACEAE
SAPOTACEAE


and what you like for Mimosaceae = Acacias or Wattles ??
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Post by RB » Sun May 20, 2007 9:25 pm

You are of course assuming that an English name does exist, which is not necessarily the case.

Cycads for CYCADACEAE is the only one I can tell you the rest no idea but if a name exists then you should be able to find it.

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Post by IL-PINE » Sun May 20, 2007 9:48 pm

Aspidiacea = Buckler-fern Family
Buddlejaceae = Butterfly-bush Family
Celastraceae = Spindle Family
Commelinaceae = Spiderwort Family
Cycadaceae = Cycada Family
Ebenaceae = Ebony Family
Pontederiaceae = Pickerelweed Family

From Stace and Blamey.

Other family names - boq!
Phormiaceae has the genus Phormium which are the New Zealand Flaxes. Salvinaceae can be the Salvinia family!

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Post by MWP admin » Sun May 20, 2007 11:09 pm

RB, I think there are English names but I did not find them (I did not assume that they do not exist else would not ask for them heqq!)

Pine, thanks. I was shocked when you mentioned Blamey as I have it too and did not find the names ?!!!

Then I discovered pg 5 and 6 of Blamey ! I used to locate a species of the family in concern from the back index since the families are not given on their own there. I also noted that some families you mentioned are not in the new book, hence some may have been lumped up or not included?!

The indexes are now half way coded with php. Just edit the list and everything gets sorted out automatically. Then we have to start profile conversion (Gulp!)


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Post by MWP admin » Thu May 24, 2007 10:33 pm

I made some intensive search on the net and got some more:

ANTHERICACEAE - ???
ASPIDIACEAE - Buckler-fern Family
BASELLACEAE - Basella Family
BUDDLEJACEAE - Butterfly-bush Family
CALYCERACEAE - Calycera Family.
CELASTRACEAE - Bittersweet Family , Spindle Family
COMMELINACEAE - Spiderwort Family
CYCADACEAE - Cycada Family
EBENACEAE - Ebony Family
NEPHROLEPIDACEAE - ???
PHORMIACEAE - ???
PONTEDERIACEAE - Water-hyacinth Famil, Pickerelweed Family
PSILOTACEAE - ???
SALVINIACEAE - Salvinia Family
SAPOTACEAE - Sapodilla Family



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ANTHERICACEAE - ???
NEPHROLEPIDACEAE - ???
PHORMIACEAE - ???
PSILOTACEAE - ???
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Post by IL-PINE » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:26 pm

psilotaceae = whisk-fern family

the 3 remaining aren't always regarded as pure families.

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:57 am

Thanks... and I think I would not need those families for the time being
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