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I've made a large number of small edits to various pages, but my longest single contribution was one of my first: the Spoken Wikipedia recording for Submarine. A few of my other early articles were Creeping blueberry (short but sourced), Helwingiaceae (was easy to get to a decent stub due to having a French article I could translate), Eupatorieae and various other pages (with varying success).

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Random thoughts[edit]

In Foolish hobgoblins (Language Log, March 04, 2007), Arnold Zwicky dares to defend inconsistency in language. Doubt he'll get anywhere (and he doesn't discuss collaboratively written works like wikipedia), but I have significant sympathies with him.

To dos[edit]

Category:Plant articles needing attention

Think about enabling User:B. Wolterding/Cleanup listings for WP:PLANTS.

Should I try to write something about Lobelioideae? Right now it is unreferenced. A few journal articles: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]. Also note that [6] removed genera from the taxobox.

Try to see if I can find anything in medieval torture books about Tripalium.

Keep browsing R.L. Small papers. Likewise Schilling.

Expand Pimpinella (e.g. [7] and [8]), per 4 October 2009 request at WT:PLANTS.

Category:Plant taxa by rank is rather incomplete and might be a parallel hierarchy to some other categories (not sure about the latter part).

Add inkscape/SVG directions to Wikipedia:Distribution maps. Create a path with the pencil tool, but haven't yet figured out how to do the intersection with the oceans (and presumably, the lines between countries too).

Say more about diet of Nectarinia newtonii (and thus de-orphan Leea tinctoria).

Propose that Gnetales redirect to Gnetophyta. Check amjbot (2004) special issue to see what terminology they use. Maybe do some searches for Ephedrales. Find out who puts these genera in 3 orders (it is uncited at Gnetophyta, I think).

Everyone agrees that the three genera Gnetum, Ephedra, and Welwitschia are related. The question is whether to call this group Gnetales or Gnetophyta (I'll leave out, for now, the idea that they would be classified in the Pinales - there is evidence which points that way but a formal taxonomic proposal along those lines would presumably be premature and I'm not aware of anyone doing so). And in particular whether Gnetales should redirect to Gnetum (as it does now) or Gnetophyta (which I think reflects common usage better).

Give it a little time for people to stumble across it (maybe Feb 1, 2010?) and then follow up on proposed merge of Gymnostachydoideae.

Clean up Polypodiales. these edits changed the circumscription without updating text which was true for the old circumscription.

Flesh out Araucaria columnaris: this is a widely cultivated tree, at least on Oahu.

As of 11 Feb 2010, Help:Wiki markup recommends linking dates. Link to the Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers) or some such.

Follow up on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Biology#Direct copies of species descriptions from external website.

Follow up on merge of Ancistrocladaceae into Ancistrocladus (GRIN supports this being the only genus in the family). Probably move the text into a section classification. Include the family authority in the taxobox.

Unplaced in APG II has more potential for stub creation.

Fact-check this and come up with better wording (this is a word-for-word copy of text which is all over diverse sites on the internet).

Follow up on Physenaceae/Physena merge.