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Fimbristylis ferruginea

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Fimbristylis ferruginea. See image source here.

#322 They called me Fimbristylis ferruginea, also known as Fimbristylis roxburghii. I pay homage to the male botanist William Roxburgh. They first catalogued me in 1805.

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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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Eleocharis geniculata

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Eleocharis geniculata. See image source here.

#305 They called me Eleocharis geniculata, also known as Eleocharis sintenisii, and Scirpus brownii. I pay homage to the male botanists Sintenis (I couldn’t find his records), and Robert Brown, Clair Alan Brown, Nicholas Edward Brown, Addison Brown, Andrew Phillip Brown, or William Brown. They first catalogued me in 1817.