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Whittonia

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Whittonia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Peridiscaceae. It only contains one known species, 'Whittonia guianensis'Sandwith [1]

It is native to Guyana.[1]

The genus name of Whittonia is in honour of Brian Alan Whitton (b. 1935), an English botanist at Durham University.[2] The Latin specific epithet of guianensis means "of the Guianas" (an area of north eastern South America).[3] Both the genus and the species were first described and published in Kew Bull. Vol.15 on page 468 (written 1961, publblished in 1962).[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Whittonia Sandwith | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 13 March 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.
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Whittonia: Brief Summary

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Whittonia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Peridiscaceae. It only contains one known species, 'Whittonia guianensis'Sandwith

It is native to Guyana.

The genus name of Whittonia is in honour of Brian Alan Whitton (b. 1935), an English botanist at Durham University. The Latin specific epithet of guianensis means "of the Guianas" (an area of north eastern South America). Both the genus and the species were first described and published in Kew Bull. Vol.15 on page 468 (written 1961, publblished in 1962).

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