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Re: Plant taxonomy and rose by other names



Jean aka JOlson8590 at aol_com said, in part,

> Roses will
> still be 
> roses, orchids will still be orchids.

You might be interested in reading Saul Kripke's, *Naming and
Necessity*

June 1980
192 pages
Cloth edition:
$29.50 / 20.50 / 33.90 (one world price)

ISBN 0-674-59845-8 
Harvard University Press

Saul doesn't discuss interspecies mating but he does address the issue
of a rose, so named, necessarily being a rose.

For what it's worth,
Scott H.

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