[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: Scrotum

>The ei ghteenth century zoologist had little compunction about
>some of the names they gave to animals.  Off the top of my head
>I can think of Phallusia (a tunicate).  The type species of th at
>one is P. mammiculata - the phallus covereed with little breasts.

Botanists too - don't forget the well-known pea genus Clitoria, whose
flowers are certainly reminiscent of - well, modesty prevents me...
Ronald I. Orenstein                           Phone: (905) 820-7886 (home)
International Wildlife Coalition              Fax/Modem: (905) 569-0116 (home)
Home: 1825 Shady Creek Court                  Messages: (416) 368-4661
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5L 3W2          Internet: ornstn@inforamp.net
Office: 130 Adelaide Street W., Suite 1940    
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5H 3P5