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Jepson Field Book volume 28_114 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 28_114
Sacredness of Botanical Error  There is developing recently a strong, a marked tendency to perpetuate all clerical errors, printers errors, errors of ignorance, sacredly and of course solemnly.  It is seen in all sorts of ways. Data on labels is never edited.  1.  Grant, Monog. [monograph] Mimulus, p. 278. One would think the various "Wilson" stations were different localities!  2. Porterella carnulosa Torr.  Evident misprint for carnosula; but why does not Rydberg, say, keep to the original form, Fl. Rocky Mts. 826, since he is one of the school so insistent in preserving the original form.  3. F.V. Coville is the leading exponent of the sacredness of error.  4. cf. my letter to C.B. Wolf about 1939 (or 1938), discussing his Rhamnae paper. If there is a slip in grammar, especially the  ::::::::: ["Sacredness" of Botanical Error continued]  ending of a Latin name, it, evidently, acc. [according] to some, must be preserved.
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