A short break from flowers:
As a taxonomist, it's really painful to see these in our Philippine currency. Not that I'm putting down my beloved country but I love it enough that I don't want it to be a laughingstock. These new bills started to circulate 7 years ago, and nothing has been done ever since! The scientific names on the bills has two mistakes:
1)The first letter of the genus or generic name should be capitalized. The rest, including the whole of specific epithet, should be written in lower case. There should be a single space between the generic name and the specific epithet.
2)Italics for generic name and specific epithet. When handwritten or using a typewriter with no italics, underline the words that should be italicized.
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