dcsimg

Rusbya

provided by wikipedia EN

Rusbya is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Ericaceae.[1] It only contains one known species, Rusbya taxifolia Britton [1]

It is native to Bolivia.[1]

The genus name of Rusbya is in honour of Henry Hurd Rusby (1855–1940), an American botanist, pharmacist and explorer.[2] The Latin specific epithet of taxifolia is from Latin taxus, meaning 'yew', and folium, meaning 'leaf': i.e., 'yew-leaved'.[3] Both the genus and the species were first described and published in Bull. Torrey Bot. Club Vol.20 on pages 67-68 in 1893.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Rusbya Britton | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  2. ^ Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  3. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X.
 title=
license
cc-by-sa-3.0
copyright
Wikipedia authors and editors
original
visit source
partner site
wikipedia EN

Rusbya: Brief Summary

provided by wikipedia EN

Rusbya is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Ericaceae. It only contains one known species, Rusbya taxifolia Britton

It is native to Bolivia.

The genus name of Rusbya is in honour of Henry Hurd Rusby (1855–1940), an American botanist, pharmacist and explorer. The Latin specific epithet of taxifolia is from Latin taxus, meaning 'yew', and folium, meaning 'leaf': i.e., 'yew-leaved'. Both the genus and the species were first described and published in Bull. Torrey Bot. Club Vol.20 on pages 67-68 in 1893.

license
cc-by-sa-3.0
copyright
Wikipedia authors and editors
original
visit source
partner site
wikipedia EN