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Hectorella

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Hectorella is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Montiaceae.[1] It is monotypic, being represented by the single species Hectorella caespitosa. It is native to New Zealand.[2]

The genus name of Hectorella is in honour of James Hector (1834–1907), a Scottish-New Zealand geologist, naturalist and surgeon.[3] The Latin specific epithet of caespitosa refers to caespitose meaning tufted or turf-like, from caespes or Cf. caespititius.[4] Hectorella caespitosa was first described and published in Handb. N. Zeal. Fl. Vol.1 on page 27 in 1864.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Hectorella Hook.f. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Hectorella caespitosa Hook.f. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  3. ^ Quattrocchi, Umberto (2000). CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names, Volume II, D–L. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-2676-9.
  4. ^ Lewis, Charlton (1891). An Elementary Latin Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199102051.
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Hectorella: Brief Summary

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Hectorella is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Montiaceae. It is monotypic, being represented by the single species Hectorella caespitosa. It is native to New Zealand.

The genus name of Hectorella is in honour of James Hector (1834–1907), a Scottish-New Zealand geologist, naturalist and surgeon. The Latin specific epithet of caespitosa refers to caespitose meaning tufted or turf-like, from caespes or Cf. caespititius. Hectorella caespitosa was first described and published in Handb. N. Zeal. Fl. Vol.1 on page 27 in 1864.

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