Title: Evaluation of Banksia species for response to Phytophthora infection Author(s): Tynan KM, Scott ES, Sedgley M Source: PLANT PATHOLOGY Volume: 47 Issue: 4 Pages: 446-455 Published: AUG 1998 Times Cited: 4 Done added.
Hello! I find this article perfectly awesome, and am interested to review it. Still, I have the following comments about it:
The lead is perfectly written. A few comments:
I don't think you have mentioned the vernacular names elsewhere in the article. So please add reference for the names in the lead itself. The same applies to the synonym in the taxobox.
names added to body of text and referenced (Phillippa Nikulinsky is a reknowned artist and associate of WA botanists so a reliable source), synonym referenced now Cas Liber (talk·contribs) 08:59, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
I went through the Description section, but could not get what is unusual about the hanging of inflorescences as you say in the Lead. Could you add a line or two about it both in the Lead and Description?
added a bit - essentially almost all species send spikes upwards. Cas Liber (talk·contribs) 13:24, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
on the south coast of Western Australia --> southern coast.
I suggest the part about flowers (Flowering typically occurs between ... and 3 cm (1.2 in) wide.') could be separated into an individual paragraph, such that this section has three paragraphs. This looks neat and systematic to me then.
In the line ...while the buds are an attractive chocolate brown in colour..., I think the word attractive may sound a bit biased on the part of the author. Perhaps you could use rich chocolate brown in its place?
done - note the bottom one I am happy as attractive as we're discussing its horticultural appeal there... Cas Liber (talk·contribs) 12:48, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
The word crenulate may need a bit of simplification. I appreciate your efforts to simplify inevitable jargon elsewhere.
In the line One side, termed the outer surface, is dark brown and wrinkled and the other is black and and smooth, and has been repeated by mistake. Also, I think the "and" in ... wrinkled and the other ... should be replaced by "while".
In the line ...with leaves and a habit so like B. Caleyii,... should not the "C" be in lower case, and be written as B. caleyii instead? Also, in the line He considered it closely related ... or pink-tinged inflorescences you mention a plant B. caleyi. Is it that the plants are the same and one name is misspelled?
In older writings, you'd often see species names that were named after people capitalised - we don't do this now. It is a direct quote from Drummond so left it as he said it. Yes they are the same. I have linked in both... Cas Liber (talk·contribs) 13:04, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
What do you mean by "pollen-presenter characters"? The reader may not be able to understand this.
I mean characters of all three preceding plant bits - now bluelinked pollen-presenter so hopefully makes it clearer it is characters of all three things Cas Liber (talk·contribs) 13:04, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Who is Pauline Ladiges? Please add whether she is a botanist or of any other such profession.
You have done great work at this article. After you have addressed the above comments, I would be more than pleased to pass this nice article as GA. Cheers, Sainsf <^>Talk all words 07:30, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi! Thanks for your swift response. I believe all issues are fixed now, so I would pass this article as GA without any delay. Good luck with your future WikiWork and cheers!