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parviflora is derived from Latin parvi- (small, little) and -flora (flowered) meaning 'small flowered'. [See Galinsoga parviflora, Malva parviflora, Pinus parviflora.]

parviflorus is derived from Latin parvi- (small, little) and -flora (flowered) meaning 'small flowered'. [See Rubus parviflorus.]

pashia is a Nepalese name for this species, wild himalayan pear (Pyrus pashia). [See Pyrus pashia.]

Paspalum [genus name] is derived from Greek paspalos (millet). [See Paspalum.]

Pastinaca [genus name] is derived from Latin pastus (pasture, feeding) meaning 'food or sustenance' and is a Latin word for 'carrot' or 'parsnip'. [See Pastinaca.]

patens is derived from Latin pateo (stand open, lie open) meaning 'spreading'. [See Anemone patens.]

Patrinia [genus name] commemorates a French mineralogist and botanist, Eugène Louis Melchior Patrin (1742-1815), who travelled in Siberia, and the Ural mountains (as well as Germany and Hungary) from about 1780 to 1789 and collected plants and minerals. His mineral collection contained about 2000 specimens and in 1791 it was given to the King's Cabinet. He was librarian at the School of Mines, Paris established in 1783 by Louis XVI (1754-1793). [See Patrinia.]

patula is Latin (standing open, lying open) meaning 'spreading'. [See Atriplex patula, Campanula patula, Tagetes patula.]

pauciflora is derived from Latin pauci (few) and -flora (flowered). [See Eucalyptus pauciflora.]

Paullinia [genus name] commemorates a German-born Danish physician and botanist, Simon Paulli (1603-1680) who was professor of anatomy, botany and surgery at Copenhagen. He was Court Physician to two Danish kings, Frederick III (1609-1670) and Christian V (1646-1699). Among his published works is the first illustrated botanical book in Denmark, Flora Danica (1648). For some authorities however it is more likely to commemorate C.F. Paulli (1643-1712). [See Paullinia.]


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