Talk:Rosewood

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
          This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:
WikiProject Plants (Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Plants, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of plants and botany on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Woodworking (Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Woodworking, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Woodworking on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the importance scale.
 
WikiProject Forestry (Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Forestry, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the profession and science of forestry on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

Discuss Link[edit]

Is a link to photos of woods from the Dalbergia family with information on them a valid link. The site in question has no advertising www.russianwolfstudios.com/Rosewoods-%28Dalbergia%29.php Woodfanatic (talk) 17:27, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

This article pertains mainly to the species considered rosewoods. Aside from 2 photos, there's not much useful info on that page—even regarding Dalbergia in general the page is only marginally informative. More appropriate pages to link to would be educational/academic sites, news articles, research papers, etc. For example, these type of links would be more appropriate for an encyclopedic reference such as Wikipedia: [1], [2], and [3].
--71.104.232.71 (talk) 08:53, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Capitalization[edit]

I've corrected the capitalization of species names in a few places. I've noticed that the use of capitalization on tree names has been pretty inconsistent across Wikipedia, and even within the same article. This is probably due to the fact that we're used to plant names being used as common nouns (e.g. a bouquet of roses, a redwood forest, a lovely tulip, etc.). However, when referring to the species itself (e.g. the characteristics of Brazilian Redwood1 are...), the name is used as a proper noun and should be capitalized as with any other proper noun. The exception to this being botanical/binomial names, in which case only the first word is capitalized.

If you disagree with this assessment or have a line of reasoning for an alternative capitalization convention, then please share them here before/after making those changes.

1 Note: In this case, "Brazilian Redwood" is regarded as the common name of a plant species and does not simply refer to redwoods that are found in Brazil.
--71.104.232.71 (talk) 08:53, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

I am not sure I care one way or the other, but your reasoning is not convincing. In the first place you have not corrected any species names, but trade names of woods, quite a different matter. It is fairly uncommon to capitalize both words in such names, or even the first word. This kind of capitalization is rather the mark of a commercial setting where they want the name to stand out, especially on web sites; I did not find it in any of the books I checked (and wasn't this supposed to be an encyclopedia?). - Ibbel (talk) 13:08, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Interwiki[edit]

Is the interwiki correct? Almost all of them linked to "Palisander" (Dalbergia retusa). I suppose the interwiki should go to that article instead, no? Bennylin (talk) 08:41, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

sonokeling[edit]

What is the etymology of sonokeling? This needs to be included.Curb Chain (talk) 15:50, 12 June 2012 (UTC)