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Volume 43, Number 3
Summer 1989

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Names Of Plants: Sense and Sound - Part SIX
Theo Smid
Hayward, California

Rhododendron Species — L
R. lácteum Franch. (L milky) Ch. "milky-yellow r."
R. laètum J.J. Sm. (L. pleasing) (LEE-tum) RHS gives definition as "bright". The word means joyous and the French translate it as joyeux, perhaps joyous = bright.
R. lagunculicárpum (L. a small bottle + G. fruit)
R. lámii) J. Sm. (of Robert Lami, fl. 1935)
R. lampóngum Miq. (of Lampung Bay, Sundra Strait, so. end of Sumatra)
R. lanatoìdes Chamberlain (resembling R. lanatum) provisional name
R. lanàtum Hook. f. (L. woolly, i.e. indumentum)
R. lanceolàtum Ridley (L. spear-shaped)

R. lepidotum
R. lepidotum

R. lanígerum Tagg (L. wool-bearing, i.e. indumentum)
R. lapidòsum T.L. Ming (L. rocky, i.e. habitat) Ch. "stone-growing r."
R. lappónicom Wahlenberg (of Lapland) intr. 1825 Parvifolium Group (L. small leaf)
R. lasiostyum Hayata (G. lasios shaggy + style); collected in Taiwan by Dr. John L. Creech for USDA Nat'l Arbor.
R. latoùchae Franch. (of Mme. de la Touche, French ornithologist who collected plants in China in 1898) Ch. "deerhorn r."
R. laudándum Cowan (L. must be praised) Ch. "hairy-corolla r."
    var. temoénse Ward ex Cowan & Davidian (of Tiemu, Yunnan) Ch. 'Tiemu r."
R. ledeboùrii Pojarkova (of Carl F. von Ledebour, 1785-1851, prof, in Dorpat, now Tartu, Esthonia; Flora Altaica; Flora Rossica, 1842-53)
R. leèi Fang (of T.C. Lee, who collected in Sichuan) Ch. "purple-gland r."
R. leiópodum Hayata (G. leios smooth + pous, podos foot, i.e. pedicel) Ch. "smooth-footed r."
R. leishánicum Fang & S.S. Chang (of Leishan Xian [Co.], Cuizhou Prov.)
R. lepidostylum Balf.f. & Forr. (G. lepis, lepidos scale + style)
R. lepidòtum Wall ex G. Don (G. scaly) Ch. "scaly-glandular r."
R. leptánthum F. v. Mueller (G. leptos thin + flower)
R. leptobráchion Sleum. (G. thin + brachion arm, i.e. branch)
R. leptomórphum Sleum. (G. thin + morphe form)
R. leptopéplum Balf.f. & Forr. (G. thin + peplos robe)
R. leptóthrium Balf.f. & Forr. (G. thin + thrion fig-leaf, leaf) Ch. "thin-leaf-horse-silver flower"
R. leucáspis Tagg (G. leukos white + aspis shield)
R. leucobótrys Ridley (G. white + botrus bunch of grapes)
R. leucogìgas Sleum. (G. white giant)
R. levínei Merr. (of Carl Oscar Levin, 1887-1928, who collected in China, mainly in Kwantung, 1916-28) Ch. "Nan Ling r."
R. leyténse Merr. (of Leyte, Philippines)
R. liliiflòrum Lévl. (L. flower of lily) Ch. "lily r."
R. lindaueànum Koorder (of Gustav Lindau, 1866-1920, Ger. botanist)
R. líndleyi T. Moore (of Dr. John Lindley, 1799-1865, Ph.D. Munich; secy. Horticultural Soc. of London; prof. of bot. Univ. Coll. of London, 1829-60; praefectus hort., Chelsea.) He prepared a report on the gardens at Kew which led to the creation of the Royal Botanic Garden. Among his many publications were: Introduction to Natural System of Botany, 1830, Ladies' Botany, 1834, and Flora Medica, 1838. He was a strong opponent of the Linnaean system. Lindleya H.B.K. Neolindleya Kränzl. Ch. "large-flowered r."
R. lineàre Merr. (L. long and narrow)
R. linearilòbum R.C. Fang & A.L. Chang (L. linear-lobed) Ch. "linear-calyx r."
R. língii Chun (of K. Ling, who collected in no. Guangdong Prov., 1923-31) Ruyuan Azalea
R. loboénse Capel f. (of the Lobo Mts. on Luzon, Philippines)
R. lóchae F. v. Mueller (of Lady Loch, patron of Australian horticulture; only Vireya native there — Queensland)
R. loerzíngii J.J. Sm. (of J. Loerzing, a Ger. forester in the Dutch E. Indian Forest Service who collected in Sumatra)
R. lompohénse J.J. Smith (of Goeroeng Lompoh, Celebes, now Sulawesi)
R. longesquamàtum C.K. Schneider (L. long-scaled) Ch. "long-scaled r."
R. longiflòrum Lindl. (L. long flower)
R. longiperulàtum Hayata (L. with long bud-scales
R. lóngipes Rehd. &VVils. (L. long feet, i.e. pedicels)
    var. chieniànum (Fang) Chamb. (of Chien Sung-shu, b 1885 prof, and director of the Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica in Beijing) Ch. "Jin Shan r."
R. longistylum Rehd. &Wils. (L. & G. long style) Ch. "long-axis r."
    var. decúmbens R.C. Fang (L. lying down) Ch. "trailing long-axis r."
R. lòwii Hook.f. (of Sir Hugh Low, 1824-1905, in Borneo 1844-; colonial secretary, Labuan; ascended Kinabalu, 1851; Resident in Perak, 1877-89, whence he sent plants to Kew; authority on orchids and other tropical plants; Sarawak, 1848; Journal, 1877; Nepenthes lowii Hook.f.)
R. lòwndesii Davidian (of Donald G. Lowndes, 1899-1956, Col. Royal Garhwal Rifles; collected in Himal., etc.; botanist on H.W. Tillman's exped. to Nepal, 1950; Gentìana lowndesii Blatter)
R. ludlòwii Cowan (of Frank Ludlow, 1885-1972; opened school at Gyantze, Tibet; collected birds and plants for BM(NH); made several expeditions with George Sherriff in e. Himal. and s. e. Tibet; in charge of Brit. Mission in Lhasa) Ch. "broad-mouthed r."
R. ludwigiànum C.C. Hosseus (for his father, Ludwig)
R. lukiangénse Franch. (of Lukiang, Yunnan Prov.)
R. luraluénse Sleum. (of Lake Luralu, Bougainville, Solomon Islands)
R. luteiflòrum Davidian (L. yellow flower)
R. luteosquamàtum Sleum. (L. yellow-scaled, i.e. lvs.)
R. lutescéns Franch. (L. becoming yellow) Ch. "yellow-flowered r."
R. lùteum Sweet (L. yellow) Pontica Azalea; intr. Eng. 1792, Arnold Arbor. 1892
R. lyi (lee-) Lévl. (of J. Lyi, a Chinese collector) Ch. "long-styled r."

Rhododendron Species — M
R. macabeànum Watt ex Balf. f. (of a Mr. McCabe, Deputy Commissioner, Naga Hills, Manipur India)
R. macgregòriae F. v. Mueller (of the wife of Sir William Macgregor, 1846-1919, M.D. Aberdeen; med. off. in colonial service in Sychelles, Mauritius; administrator Brit. New Guinea; gov. of Lagos, Nfld, Queensland; collected in New Guinea, Lagos, Labrador; British New Guinea, Country and People, 1897)
R. macrogémmum Nakai (G. makros large + L. bud)
R. macrophýllum D. Don ex G. Don (G. large + phullon leaf) Coastal Monterey Co.- B.C. intr. 1850
R. macrosépalum (Maxim.) Makino (G. large sepal) Big-Sepal Azalea; described in Kinshu Makura, 1692; intr. 1889; often listed as R. linearifolium var. macrosepalum.
R. macrosìphon Sleum. (G. large tube)
R. maculíferum Franch. (L. spot-bearing) Ch. "pocked-flower r."
    ssp. anhweiénse (Wils.) Chamb. (of Anhui, Jiangxi Prov.) Ch. "Huangshan r."
R. maddénii Hook.f. (of Edward Madden, Ire. 1805-Edinb. 1856, Lt.-Col. Bengal Artillery, 1830-49; sent seeds to Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, 1841-49; collected in Aden, Suez, Malta, 1849-; pres., Botanical Soc. of Edinburgh; "Diary of Excursion to the Shatool and Boorum Passes over the Himalays, 1845" ((J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal, v. 15, 1846), etc.) Maddenia Hook.f. & T. Thomson Ch. "hidden-vein r."
R. maìus (J.J. Sm.) Sleum. (L. larger)
R. malayànumJack (Malayan, i.e. Sumatra and Java) was the first species in Vireya described, by William Jack (1795-1822) of the East India Company, in Mai. Misc., ii, 1822.
Malèsian. Apparently the collective name is derived from Italian Malesi, which includes the peninsula of Malacca (Malaya), the East Indies and the Philippines. Odoardo Beccari (Florence 1843-1920) studied at Kew and botanized in Borneo, New Guinea and Sumatra. He described R. arfakianum, R. durionifolium, R. hatamense, R. papuanum, R. salicifolium, R. stenophyllum, R. subcordatum, R. variolosum and R. velutinum in his Malesia I, Florence, 1877 (concluded with two more volumes, to 1890). (Encidopedia ltaliana, Rome, 1934) Flora Malesiana, which is published in Leiden, The Netherlands, appears periodically.
Malaysian first appeared in Encyd. Brit. XV, 342/2 in 1883.
R. mallótum Balf.f. & Ward (G. mallos a lock of wool, i.e. red, woolly indumentum) Ch. "woolly r."
R. máriae Hance (of Mary, wife of Rev. B.C. Henry, American Presbyterian Board of Missions) She accompanied her husband on his journeys to China and prepared his herbarium material. Ch. "Lingnan r."
R. marièsii Hemsl. & Wils. (of Charles Maries, c. 1851-1902, who collected for James Veitch & Sons in Japan & China; supt. of gardens to Maharajah of Durbhungah, later to Maharajah of Dwalior; Fraxinus mariesii Hook.f.) R. mariesii was discovered by Fortune, later by Maries in 1878. Ch. "whole-mountain r."
R. martiniànum Balf.f. & Forr. (of J. Martin, gardener at Caerhays, Cornwall)
R. maximowicziànum Lèvl. (of Carl J. Maximowicz, 1827-1891, the greatest authority in his time on the flora of Japan and Manchuria, director of the botanic garden, St. Petersburg.) He explored the region of the Amur River on horseback and dog-sled, 1854-56, and again (with collecting in Japan) in 1859-64. From Japan he shipped 72 chests of specimens. Introductions included species of Actinìdia, Celastrus, Elaeagnus, Enkianthus, Jeffersonia, Ligularia, Ligustrum, Lonicera, Paeonia, Rodgersia, Rosa, Rubus and Spiraea. Later they were distributed throughout Europe.
R. máximum L. (L. largest) N.S. & Ot. to Ga. & Ala., Ohio, intr. 1736
R. maxwéllii Gibbs (of T.C. Maxwell, 1822-1908)
R. meddiànum Forr. (of G. Medd, agent of the I.F. Company, Bhamo, Upper Burma) Ch. "red-calyx r."
    var. atrokermesinum Tagg (L. atro- black + Arabic Kermes, genus of insects which produce a crimson dye)
R. megacàlyx Balf.f. & Ward (G. large calyx) Ch. "large-calyx r."
R. megeràtum Balf.f. & Forr. (G. from megas large + eratos loveliness) Ch. "waving r."
R. mekongénse Franch. (of the Mekong Valley) Viridešcens Group (L. becoming green)
    var. longipilòsum (Cowan) Cullen (L. long-hairy)
    var. melinánthum (Balf.f. & Ward) Cullen (G. meli honey + anthos flower) Ch. "honey-flower r."
    var. rubrolineàtum (Balf.f. & Farr.) Cullen (L. red-lined)
R. melántherum Schlechter (G. melas black + anther)
R. meliphágidum J.J. Sm. (G. meli honey + phagein to eat up, waste)
R. mengtszénse (mung-dzuh-ense) Balf. f. & W.W. Sm. (of Mengzi, s. e. Yunnan)
R. micránthum Turchaninov (G. small flower) intr. 1900 Ch. "shining-mountain" or "white-mirror" r.
R. microgynum Balf.f. & Forr. (G. small ovary)
R. micromalayànum Sleum. (a small R. malayanum)
R. micromères Tagg (G. small meros part [s] )
R. microphýllum J.J. Sm. (G. small phullon leaf)
R. microphýton Franch. (G. small phuton plant) Ch. "shining-hair r." Pinkflush Azalea disc. by Delavay c.1884; intr. into Eng. by Forrest, 1913
    var. trichánthum A.L. Chang (G. trich- hair + flower) Ch. "Bijiang bright-haired r."
R. mímefes Tagg & Forr. (G. lit., an imitator)
R. mindanaénse Merr. (of Mindanao, Philippines)
R. miniàtum Cowan (L. vermilion)
R. minutiflòrum Hu (L. very small flower) Ch. "small-flowered r."
R. mìnus Michx. (L. less) S.C.-Ga.-Ala. intro. 1786 Carolinianum Group (of Carolina) cult. 1815
    var. chapmánii (A. Gray) Duncan & Pullen (of Alvan W. Chapman, 1809-1899, Amer. botanist) w. Fla. intr. 1936
R. minyaénse Philipson & Philipson (of Minya, s. w. Sichuan)
R. mólle G. Don (L. soft, i.e. hairs) Chinese Azalea; Ch. "sheep azalea, trouble-sheep flower, six axis"
R. molliànum Koorder (L. supple)
R. mollicòmum Balf.f. & W.W. Sm. (L. soft hair)
R. monánthum Balf.f. & W.W. Sm. (G. one flower) Ch. "one-flowered r."
R. monosemàtum Hutch. (G. one + sema mark) Ch. "purple-spotted r." Possibly a hybrid
R. montroseànum Davidian (of Molly, Duchess of Montrose), formerly called R. mollyanum for her first name
R. mòrii Hayata (of U. Mori, a collector in Taiwan)
R. morsheadiànum Millais (of Capt. Morshead, who accompanied Capt. F.M. Bailey on his travels in China in 1913) Bailey was the first to collect the plant.
R. moulmainénse Hook, (of Moulmein on the Salween R., upper Burma)
R. moultónii Ridley (of Maj. John C. Moulton, 1886-1926, curator, Sarawak Mus., chief sec'y in Sarawak; director, Raffles Mus. & Library, Singapore) Moultonianthus Merr.
R. moupinénse Franch. (of Moupin, w. Sichuan) Ch. "Baoxing r."
R. mucronulàtum Turchaninov (L. small-pointed) intr. 1882 Ch. "welcome-red r."
R. multícolor Miq. (L many-colored; has variation of color in the corolla on the same specimen)
R. multinérvium Sleum. (L. many-nerved, i.e. lvs.)
R. muscícola J.J. Sm. (L. moss-dweller)
R. myrsinifòlium Ching in sched. ex Fang et M.Y. He (Myrsine-leaf, i.e. mostly elliptic-ovate to 1¼in. long) Myrsine Azalea
R. myrsinìtes Sleum. (like Myrsine)

Rhododendron Species — N
R. naamkwanénse (nan-kwun-) Merr. (of Nankun, on rocky cliffs, Guangdong Prov.) Nankun Azalea
R. nakaharae (sometimes misspelled nakaharai) (no stress) Hayata (of G. Nakahara, a Japanese collector) seed intr. to U.SA by R. Bovee, Portland, Ore.
R. nakotíltum Balf.f. & Forr. (G. lit. with the wool plucked off, i.e. from white floccose shoots)
R. nankotaisanénse Hayata (of Mt. Nankotaisan, Taiwan)
R. nanophytum Sleum. (G. nanos a dwarf + phuton plant)
R. natàlicum Sleum. (L. related to a birthday — found on the collector's birthday?)
R. neobritánnicum Sleum. (of the isl. of New Britain, Melanesia)
R. neriiflòrum Franch. (flower of Nerium, Oleander) Ch. "flame-red r." Euchaites Group (G. lit., with beautiful leaves)
    ssp. agètum (Balf.f. & Forr.)Tagg (G. lit., admired)
    ssp. phaedròpum Balf.f. & Forr.) Tagg (G. phaios dusky + G. & L. druparipe fruit)
R. neriifòlium Schlechter (with leaf of Nerium)
R. nervulòsum Sleum. (L. much-veined)
R. nhatrangénse Dop in Lecomte (of Nhatrang, Vietnam)
R. nieuwenhuìsii J.J. Sm. (of A. Nieuwenhuis, a Dutch medical doctor and ethnologist who collected in cent. Borneo)
R. nigroglandulòsum Nitzelius (L. with many black glands) Ch. "black-scale r."
R. nippónicum Matsumura (Japanese) Nippon Azalea, Oba-tsutsuji seed from E.H. Wilson to Arnold Arbor. in 1914
R. nitídulum Matsumura (L. somewhat shiny) Ch. "shining r."
    var. omeiénse Philipson & Philipson (of Mt. Omei, a sacred mt. in Sichuan)
R. nivàle Hook.f. (L. snowy) Ch. "snow-layer r."
    ssp. austràle Philips. & Philips. (L. southern)
    ssp. boreàle Philips. & Philips. (G. & L. northern)
R. níveum Hook.f. (L. snow-like)
R. noriakiànum T. Suzuki (of Noriak, no. Taiwan)
R. nortóniae Merr. (of Mrs. J.B. Norton [Jesse Baker], 1877-1938)
R. nùdipes Nakai (L. naked foot, i.e. glabrescent twigs) Nudipe Azalea, Saikoku Aka Tsutsuji
R. nummàtum J.J. Sm. (L. having much money, i.e. I. lvs rounded like coins 2. it grows on gravel left by gold-mining) s. e. New Guinea
R. nuttàllii Booth (of Thomas Nuttall, Yorks. 1786-Liverpool 1859. He emigrated to Philadelphia as a printer in 1808; studied the flora and birds of eastern U.S., the Mississippi Valley, the Missouri and Columbia rivers. Curator of Harvard U. Botanical Garden. His Manual of the Ornithology of the United States and Canada, 1832, made him an authority in that field. Among his botanical works: The Genera of North American Plants..., 1818; An Introduction to Systematic and Physiological Botany, 1827. After Nuttall had left Harvard to cross the continent he came to Cal. from Ore. via Hawaii, making a large collection of west-coast plants, rocks and shells which he brought back to Boston around Cape Horn. The voyage is made famous by his former student Richard Henry Dana, who described the eccentric and lovable professor in Two Years Before the Mast. James Fenimore Cooper also caricatured him in one of his novels, The Prairie. Ch. "magnolia r." Nuttallia Torrey & A. Gray

Rhododendron Species — O
R. oblongifòlium (Small) Millais (L. oblong leaf) 1st collected by A. Fender in Ark. in 1850; intr. by Arnold Arbor. 1917
R. obscùrum Sleum. (L. obscure)
R. occidentàle (Torrey & A. Gray) A. Gray (L. western) Western Azalea; coast ranges Santa Cruz Co.-Ore.; Sierra Nevada, Kern-Siskiyou cos.; disc, by Capt. Beechy in 1827; intr. c. 1850
R. ochràceum Rehd. & Wils. (L. earth-yellow) Ch. "E-Ma r."
R. oldhámii Maxim, (of Richard Oldham, 1837-1864, Kew gardener who collected in e. Asia, Khasia Hills, India; d. on Amoy) Desmodium oldhami Oliver Oldham Azalea, Ch. "brick-red r."
R. oligánthum Sleum. (G. oligos small + flower)
R. opuléntum Sleum. (L. sumptuous)
R. orbiculàre Decaisne (L. round, i.e. lvs.) Ch. "circular-leaved r."
    ssp. cardióbasis (Sleum.) Chamb. (G. with a heart-shaped base)
R. orbiculàtum Ridl. (L. circular, i.e. lvs.)
R. orèadum Wevnh. (G. of the Oreades, mt.-nymphs)
R. oreìtes Sleum. (G. lit. a mountaineer)
R. oreodóxa Franch. (G. oreo- of a mt. + doxa glory) Ch. "mountain-glory r."
    var. fargésii (Franch.) Chamb. (of Përe Farges, 1844-1912, missionary & naturalist, Fr. For. Missions in n. w. Sichuan; sent seeds to Vilmorin, including first of Davidia involucrata) Ch. "pink r."
    var. shensiénse Chamb. (of Shaanxi, China)
R. oreotréphes W.W. Sm. (G. mountain + trephein be grown) Ch. "mountain-born r."
R. orthoclàdum Balf.f. & Forr. (G. orthos straight + klados a young shoot)
    var. longistylum Philips. & Philips. (L. long style)
    var. microleùcum Philips. & Philips. (G. small + leukos light/white)
R. otakumii (no stress) Yamazaki (of the Otakumi R. on Yakushima) Azalea
R. ovatosépalum Yamam (L. ovate sepal)
R. ovàtum Planch. (L. a hen's egg-shaped)
R. oxycoccoìdes Sleum. (with lvs. like Vaccinium oxycoccus, Small Cranberry)
R. oxyphýllum Franch. (G. oxus sharp, i.e. pointed, leaf)

Other Ericaceous Genera — L
Lèdum L. (the name of a sp. of Cìstus yielding aromatic resin, which the aroma of Ledum was thought to resemble: leda in Pliny 12, 75, and ledon in Dioscorides 1, 97, 3) 3-4 spp. no. temp. Labrador Tea
L glandulòsum Nutt. (L. glandular, i.e. lvs. glandular-lepidote beneath) n. w No. Amer. to Rocky Mts. intr. 1894
    var. columbiànum (Piper) C.L. Hitche (of the Columbia) coastal, so. Wash.-Santa Cruz Co., Cal.
L groenlándicum Oeder (of Greenland) Labrador Tea, intr. 1763
L. palústre L. (L. of the marsh) Crystal Tea, Wild Rosemary; no. Eur., no. Asia intr. 1762
    var. decúmbens Aiton (L. lying down) No. Amer., no. Asia; intr. 1762
    var. dilatàtum Wahlb. (L. broadened, i.e. lvs.) no. Scandinavia

Leiophýllum Hedwig f. (G. leiossmooth + phullon leaf) Sand Myrtle 1 ev. sp. No. Amer.
L. buxifòlium (Bergius) Elliott (leaf of Buxus) Pine Barrens, N.J.; intr. 1736
    var. hùgeri (Small) C.K. Schneider (disc, by Arthur M. Huger, 1842-1925) N.J.-S.C, e. Ky. cult.1880
    var. prostràtum (Loud) A. Gray (L. on the ground) Allegheny S.M. mts. Tenn., N.C., no. Ga.

Leucóthoë D. Don (of Leucothoe, wife of Athamas, king of Thebes. Before her marriage she was Ino, daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, founders of the human race. She nursed the infant Bacchus. After her marriage her name was changed and she became the sea deity to whom sailors prayed for protection from storms and perils of the sea. Od. V. 133. The name means "white goddess.") 4 spp. e. Asia 40 Amer. Fetterbush
L. axillàris (Lam.) D. Don (L. axillary, i.e. the racemes) s. e. U.S. intr. 1765
L davísiae Torr. ex A. Gray (of Nancy Jane Davis, 1833-1921), Sierra Laurel, Ore.-Cal., intr. 1853
L. grayàna Maxim, (of Asa Gray, 1810-1888, prof. of botany, Harvard Univ., preeminent American systematist) Japan, intr. 1890
L. keiskei (no stress) Miq. (of Keisuke Ito, 1803-1901, Japanese botanist), Japan, intr. 1915
L. populifòlia(Lam) Dippel (L. poplar-leaf) So. Car.-Fla. intr. 1765
L. racemòsa (L.) A. Gray (L. flowering in racemes), Sweetbells, Mass-Fla., intr. 1736
L. recúrva (Buckley) A. Gray (L. turned back, i.e. branches & racemes re-curved & spreading)Va.-Ala.

Loiseleùria (lwah-zuh-) Desvaux (named for Jean-L.-A. Loiseleur-Deslong-champs, 1774-1849, prominent Fr. physician & botanist) 1 circumpolar sp.; cult. 1800
L. procúmbens (L.) Desv. (L. bending forward) Originally classified by Linnaeus as Rhododendron procumbens. Creeping or Alpine Azalea; Fr. azalée couchée; Ger. Alpenheide

Lyónia Nutt. (named for John Lyon, Scot.c.1765-N.C. 1814, gardener to William Hamilton of Philadelphia) Lyon traced the trail of John & William Bartram in Ga. & e. Fla., collected hundreds of Appalachian plants, grew them in gardens in N.C. and Phila. and periodically snipped them to London for sale. He is said to have been the last to see the famous group of Franklinia alatamaha (in June 1803), discovered by the Bartrams, "Journal, 1799-1814," in Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. 1963, 1-69). 40-50 spp. e. Asia, No. Amer., chiefly in W. Indies.
L. ferrugínea (Walt.) Nutt. (L. rusty, i.e. color of lvs.) coastal plain, S.C.-Fla.
L. fruticòsa (Michx.)Torrey ex B.L Robinson (L. bushy) above
L. ligustrìna (L.) DC (resembling Ligustrum Privet) Male Berry, He Huckleberry, Male Blueberry; Maine-Fla., Tex. intr. 1748
    var. foliosiflòra (Michx.) Fern. (L. leaves among flowers) s. e. Va.-Fla.
L. lucida (Lam) Rehd. (L. shining) Tetterbush Va.-Fla., La.
L. maríàna (L.) D. Don (of Maryland) Staggerbush R.I.-Fla., Ark. intr. 1736
L. ovalifòlia (Wallich) Drude (oval lvs.) w. China, Himal. intr. 1825
    var. ellíptica (Siebold & Zucc.) Hand.-Mazz. (L. elliptic, i.e. lvs.) China, Japan

Other Ericaceous Genera — M
Macleània Hook, (named for John Maclean, fl. 1830s-50s, merchant in Lima, Peru, 1832-54; sent plants to Wm. J. Hooker and Wm. Herbert; employed A. Mathews to collect plants, now at Kew) c.32 spp., evergreen, often epiphytic shrubs, so. Mex.-Peru
M. insígnis M. Martens & Galeotti (L. distinguished) so. Mex.-Guatemala

Menzièsia James E. Smith (named for Archibald Menzies, 1754-1842, surgeon & botanist who sailed with Cook on his last voyage) Menzies was with Capt. George Vancouver on the Discovery, 1792-94, during the survey of the coast of the Pacific Northwest to Nootka Sound, doing extensive botanizing. When he complained to Vancouver that his plants were dying because the man assigned to care for them had been transferred to other duties, he (Menzies) was put into the brig for insubordination. 7 spp. No. Amer., e. Asia Mock Azalea
M. ciliicàlyx (Miq.) Maxim. (L. fringed calyx) Japan intr. 1915
    var. multiflòra (Maxim.) Makino (L. many flowers) intr. 1915
M. ferrugínea Smith (L. rusty, i.e. color of lvs.) Rustyleaf no. Cal.-Alaska intr. 1811
M. pentándra Maxim. (G. penta five + anthers) Japan intr. 1905 (or 1892)
M. pilòsa (Michx.) Antoine L. de Jussieu (L. hairy, i.e. lvs.) Minniebush Penn.-Ga. &Ala. intr. 1866
M. purpúrea Maxim. (L. purple; actually bright red) Japan intr. 1915

Other Ericaceous Genera — O
Oxydéndrum DC (G. oxus sour + tree, i.e. acid taste of the lvs.) 1 sp. decid. tree
O. arbòreum (L.) DC (L. tree-like) Sourwood, Sorrel-Tree, Titi, Penn.-so. III. so.-Fla. & La. brill, in aut. intr. 1747


Volume 43, Number 3
Summer 1989

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