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Old Jan 17, 2007, 6:01 PM   #11
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Old Jan 17, 2007, 6:02 PM   #13
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Old Jan 17, 2007, 6:03 PM   #14
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You are more than welcome to the follow-up on Carl von Linné. There will also be some fresh flowers. Thanks for your participation.

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Old Jan 17, 2007, 10:38 PM   #16
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all are very nice
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Old Jan 20, 2007, 10:40 AM   #17
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Hello Torgny, I missed this when it was first posted. I always like flower photos, and these are quite nice! Thank you for the information on Carl von Linne'!

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Old Jan 20, 2007, 1:54 PM   #18
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Bob (and many, many more)!

I´ll take this golden opportunity to emphasise the importance of Carl von Linné (latin: Carolus Linnaeus) who this very year would have been 300 years old, had he only not...

Quotes from Wikipedia:


Carolus Linnaeus,

[line] He is known as the "father of modern taxonomy." He is also considered one of the fathers of modern ecology

He was the most renowned botanist of his time, and also noted for his fine language skills.

The French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau sent him the message: "Tell him I know no greater man on earth."

The German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote: "With the exception of Shakespeare and Spinoza...

... I know no one among the no longer living who has influenced me more strongly."

Swedish author August Strindberg wrote: "Linnaeus was in reality a poet who happened to become a naturalist".


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"Taxonomists, in almost any biological field, have heard of Carolus Linnaeus. His

prime contribution was to establish conventions for the naming of living organisms

that became universally accepted in the scientific world (binomial nomenclature or

binomial names, scientific names)


The work of Linnaeus represents the starting point of binomial nomenclature. In

addition Linnaeus developed, during the great 18th century expansion of natural

history knowledge, what became known as the Linnaean taxonomy; the system of

scientific classification now widely used in the biological sciences.


The Linnaean system classified nature within a hierarchy, starting with three

kingdoms. Kingdoms were divided into Classes and they, in turn, into Orders, which

were divided into Genera (singular: genus), which were divided into Species

(singular: species). Below the rank of species he sometimes recognized taxa of a

lower (unnamed) rank (for plants these are now called "varieties")


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Thanks for your attention!

"Cool guy this Carl.. eh what was his name again, eh von Linné - oh, yeah ... CARL VON LINNÉ" , yeah... cool guy"

Here is another picture of Carl, from a more mature age


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Old Feb 7, 2007, 10:21 PM   #19
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G'day Torgny

i do know of Carl von Linné

but under his Latin name

he sure invented(?) a great system that can give rather discriptive names
my Lechenaultia florabunda i belive gets its name from one of the early explorers of our south west and florabunda meaning many flowers

you have yourself some good flower shots too



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Old Feb 8, 2007, 5:20 PM   #20
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Gumnut,

The Australian flora site seems very good.

Here is another link

http://linnaeus.nrm.se/flora/

There are actually books on "plant latin" - suddenly the double names mean something

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