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balsamita is derived from Latin balsamum (sweet-smelling balsam) with reference to the aromatic leaves. [See Tanacetum balsamita.]

baudotii may commemorate a German amateur botanist, Herr Baudot, who is believed to have been alive in 1837. [See Ranunculus peltatus subsp. baudotii.]

baurii honours a Moravian (now in the Czech Republic) missionary, pharmacist and plant collector, Reverend Leopold Baur (1825-1889) who arrived in the Eastern Cape, South Africa in 1847. He was introduced to Cape botany and to botanical collecting by the German-born plant and insect collector, Karl Zeyher (1799-1858) and, ultimately, this would dominate his missionary work. [See Rhodohypoxis baurii.]

Ballota [genus name] is derived from Greek ballo (to reject) and is the Greek name for black horehound (Ballota nigra). [See Ballota.]

banksiae honours Dorothea, Lady Banks (1758-1828), wife of the English botanist, explorer and plant collector, Sir Joseph Banks (1744-1820). [See Rosa banksiae.]

biflorus is derived from Latin bi- (two) and -flora (flowered) components. [See Rubus biflorus.]

bucephalophorus is derived from Greek boukephalos (bull headed) and -phoros (bearing, carrying) with reference to shape or marking. [See Rumex bucephalophorus.]

bengalensis means 'of or from Bengal, India'. [See ... .]


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