Callitropsis

Discussion in 'Plants: Nomenclature and Taxonomy' started by Michael Charters, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. Michael Charters

    Michael Charters Active Member

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    Does anyone know the meaning or derivation of the genus name Callitropsis?
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Resembling Callitris (a genus of Australian conifers in the Cupressaceae)

    Callitris itself means 'beautiful three' or 'beauty in three parts'
     
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    Thanks much. How about these:
    Cicendia
    Ismelia
    Ratidiba
    Tonella
     
  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Michael, I think we have the same references. I struck out finding anything on Cicendia and Ratibida - "Name unexplained"
     

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