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Owen Reich
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« Reply #75 on: August 22, 2013, 11:25 PM »

Why don't we just call them shimpaku and not itoigawa...... Grin.  Just read an article about how we Americanized the "n" to "m".  I'm going to change to it but it's not a big deal.  Shinpaku however you spell it is purely bonsai slang term in Japan.  Civilians call the species Byakushin. 
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« Reply #76 on: August 23, 2013, 04:40 AM »

Understand.  I am as guilty as most in dropping the Shim/n/paku from the regional (or presumed regional) variant identifier- Tohoku, Kishu , Itoigawa, etc.  Ah the joys of common use and spanning languages. We could all go for Latin........
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« Reply #77 on: August 23, 2013, 02:23 PM »

I'm making that point everywhere I go for everyone to learn the Latin names of their plants.  You get a whole different set of useful info using binomial nomenclature outside of just Bonsai sites let alone books like Dirr's Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.  Had my former professor in the front row last month.  Scary.  I'll leave it alone on this thread.
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« Reply #78 on: August 23, 2013, 05:07 PM »

Be careful of the Linnaen strictures, the junipers are very complex. Not sure anyone really knows the structure. Is it chinensis or media this week?
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« Reply #79 on: August 23, 2013, 07:06 PM »

Last time I checked it was Juniperus chinensis var. sargentii.

That was according to Kobaiashi-san; the prez of the Japanese Plant Society.  You know taxonomists though..... one recurred stamen and all bets are off   Grin.
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« Reply #80 on: August 24, 2013, 12:27 AM »

I know the Latin names for my plants... but correct pronunciation is an entirely different story. Everywhere I go I hear a different pronunciation. I suppose it might help if I learned Latin... hmm..
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« Reply #81 on: August 24, 2013, 07:06 AM »

Owen, it is the 21st century, it is all genetic not phenotyic. You are getting old ;-}
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« Reply #82 on: August 24, 2013, 08:11 AM »

I don't know, I think Ohwin Rich may have a point.  Wink
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« Reply #83 on: August 24, 2013, 09:43 AM »

Ohwin Rich? John you still smokin?
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« Reply #84 on: August 24, 2013, 01:14 PM »

Sorry, paint fumes. Just having some fun with my buddy Owen.
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