Friends of the Arboretum Lecture

"What's in a Name?"
Paul Fantz, Professor, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

  • Thursday, April 17, 2008 – 7:30 pm9:00 pm

Ever wonder why and how botanical names are used? If so, then this informal presentation on plant nomenclature is for you. Topics include: why plant names are changing; why genera are being reassigned to other families; international rules for plant names; hierarchy of plant categories; correct punctuation for names at various ranks; varieties versus cultivars; new germplasm documentation; legalized names; and modern reference sources for names.

Free for Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum members, NC State University students (with ID), and Department of Horticultural Science faculty and staff, all others $5.00.
Advance registration is not available.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this lecture.