Authored by: Quattrocchi F.L.S. Umberto

CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants

Print publication date:  May  2012
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781420080445
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According to Cassini the genus was named after two Englishmen, a famous poet and writer (possibly Edward Young, 1684–1765) and a physician (presumably Thomas Young, 1773–1829); according to other authors the generic name honors Charles, James and Peter Young, nurserymen at Epson, Surrey, during the early 19th century. See Species Plantarum 2: 805–808. 1753, Alexandre Henri Gabriel Comte de Cassini (1781–1832), in Annales des Sciences Naturelles. (Paris) sér. 1. 23: 88. 1831, Hudson Gurney, Memoir of the Life of Thomas Young. London 1831 and Publ. Carnegie Inst. Wash. 484: 5. 1937, Alexander Wood and Frank Oldham, Thomas Young, Natural Philosopher 1773–1829. Cambridge 1954, Mem. Coll. Sci. Kyoto Imp. Univ., Ser. B, Biol. 22: 120. 1955, Fl. URSS 29: 727. 1964, Taxon 41: 561. 1992, Taxon 44: 611–612. 1995, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 39(6): 553. 2001, Komarovia 5(2): 108 (–109). 2008.


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