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Melastoma malabathricum

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Melastoma malabathricum. See image source here.

#321 They called me Melastoma malabathricum, also known as Osbeckia royenii, Melastoma banksii, Melastoma holmanii, and Melastoma royenii. I pay homage to the male botanists Royen (I couldn’t find his records), Holman (I couldn’t find his records), and Joseph Banks, or Harlan Parker Banks. They first catalogued me in 1753.

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Intsia bijuga

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Intsia bijuga. See image source here.

#308 They called me Intsia bijuga, also known as Bauhinia scandens var. horsfieldii, Lasiobema scandens var. horsfieldii, Lasiobema horsfieldii, and Bauhinia horsfieldii. I pay homage to the male botanist Thomas Horsfield. They first catalogued me in 1891.

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Fimbristylis dichotoma

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Fimbristylis dichotoma. See image source here.

#293 They called me Fimbristylis dichotoma, also known as Fimbristylis scherardii, Fimbristylis germainii, Fimbristylis eggersii, Fimbristylis ramosii, Fimbristylis humboldtii, Isolepis elliottii, Fimbristylis metzii, and Scirpus elliottii. I pay homage to the male botanists Scherard (I couldn’t find his records), Germain (I couldn’t find his records), Henrik Franz Alexander von Eggers, Ramos (I couldn’t find his records), Alexander von Humboldt, Stephen Elliott, and Metz (I couldn’t find his records). They first catalogued me in 1805.