Aborted T. grandiflorum flore pleno flowers

Susan Farmer sfarmer at SABRE.GOLDSWORD.COM
Tue Oct 21 04:57:15 CEST 2003


> > Incidentally, according to my pet boffin at the RBG Kew, the term "flore
> > pleno" meaning double, ALWAYS should be written as "flore pleno" regardless
> > of the gender of the plant name to which it refers. Never "flore plena" or
> > "flora plena."
> >
> Interesting! I recall seeing it spelled differently,   and, as a matter of
> fact, Fred Case has it as "floro plenum" in his book.

It's because the "pleno" modifies the "flore" not the plant name itself.

Susan

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