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Chlorophytum comosum

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Chlorophytum comosum. See image source here.

#479 They called me Chlorophytum comosum, also known as Anthericum vallis-trappii, Chlorophytum burchellii, and Chlorophytum kirkii. I pay homage to the male botanists Vallis-trapp (I couldn’t find his records), William John Burchell, and Thomas Kirk. They first catalogued me in 1862.

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Aristida adscensionis

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Aristida adscensionis. See image source here.

#470 They called me Aristida adscensionis, also known as Aristida thonningii, Chaetaria forskalii, Arthratherum adscensionis subsp. heymannii, Aristida heymannii, and Aristida ehrenbergii. I pay homage to the male botanists Thonning (I couldn’t find his records), Forskal (I couldn’t find his records), Heymann (I couldn’t find his records), and Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg. They first catalogued me in 1753.

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Imperata cylindrica

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Imperata cylindrica. See image source here.

#440 They called me Imperata cylindrica, also known as Imperata koenigii, Imperata arundinacea var. koenigii, Saccharum thunbergii, Saccharum koenigii, and Imperata cylindrica subsp. koenigii. I pay homage to the male botanists Koenig (I couldn’t find his records), and Carl Peter Thunberg. They first catalogued me in 1812.