The local names of many of the plants to which Hendrik Claudius was directed on the expedition to the Copper Mountain, and which he noted down in his journal, were ignored by European botanists who renamed them after those colleagues they wished to flatter. Muriel investigates.

In Honour of the Honourables : 1

Chabi / Cabung was given the scientific name of Lapeirousia jacquinii. The genus Lapeirousia was described by clergyman and botanist Pierre André Pourret (1754-1818) who named the genus …
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