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is a genus of plants in the family Thymelaeaceae
Thymelaeaceae is a cosmopolitan family of flowering plants composed of 50 genera and 898 species. It was established in 1789 by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu.Thymelaeaceae is in the order Malvales...
. When the genus was first described, it was published twice in the same year (1841), in two separate publications: Plantarum vascularium genera: secundum ordines naturales digesta eorumque differentiae et affinitates tabulis diagnostacis expositae
; and Denkschriften der Regensburgischen Botanischen Gesellschaft.
The genus was named in honour of Michael Pakenham Edgeworth
Michael Pakenham Edgeworth was an Irish botanist who specialized in seed plants and ferns, and spent most of his life and work in India.-Early life and family relations:...
, an Irish-born, amateur botanist and police chief, stationed at the English settlement of Punjab, in India
India , officially the Republic of India , is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world...
- Edgeworthia chrysantha Lindl.
- Edgeworthia eriosolenoides K.M.Feng & S.C.Huang
- Edgeworthia gardneri (Wall.) Meisn.
- Edgeworthia longipes Lace
- Edgeworthia tomentosa (Thunb.) Nakai
- List sources : This list was arrived at from both GRIN
Germplasm Resources Information Network or GRIN is an online software project of National Genetic Resources Program of USDA to provide germplasm information about plants, animals, microbes and invertebrates.-Sub-Projects:...
The Plant List is a list of botanical names of species of plants, available on the world wide web. It was created by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden...