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Schefflera [genus name] commemorates a German physician and botanist, Jacob Christoph Scheffler (1698-1742). [See Schefflera.]

scheuchzeri commemorates a Swiss physician, natural historian and prolific writer, Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733) who is considered by many authorities to be the founder of palaeobotany (authorities note especially his Herbarium diluvianum was still a definitive work at the end of the 1800s) and European palaeontology. He corresponded with peers on geology, geophysics, mathematics, medicine and natural sciences, and travelled extensively, particularly in Germany and Switzerland. Apparently his fossil collection begun in 1690 gave him wide standing with other scholars during his lifetime. He published a detailed map considered remarkable then of Swiss features eg. rivers and lakes, and this and his geological studies of the Swiss Alps must have contributed to his recognition there today in the names of two mountains, Scheuchzerhorn and Schechzerjoch. [See Phyteuma scheuchzeri.]

schiedeana commemorates a German botanist, Christian Julius Wilhelm Schiede (1780-1836) also known as Guillermo, who collected plants in Mexico from 1828 until his death in 1836. [See Persea schiedeana.]

schilleriana commemorates a German, mid-19th Century orchid enthusiast, Consul Schiller (of Hamburg), who had a collection of orchids and first cultivated scarlet phalaenopsis (Phalaenopsis schilleriana) in 1860 successfully. [See Phalaenopsis schilleriana.]

schinseng means 'man root or like a man' with reference to the shape of the root. [See Panax schinseng.]

schoenoprasum is said to be made up of Greek schoinos (rush) and prason (leek) components with reference to the leaf. [See Allium schoenoprasum.]

scholaris means 'relating to school'. [See Alstonia scholaris.]

Scilla [genus name] is a Greek name for a plant in a different genus of the same family, the sea squill (Drimia maritima). [See Scilla.]

scilloides is made up of the genus name Scilla and Greek -oides (like) components meaning 'like plants in that genus'. [See Camassia scilloides, Centaurium scilloides, Puschkinia scilloides.]

sclarea [genus name] is derived from Latin clarus (clear, distinct) with reference to the past use of the leaves and seeds in remedies for eye ailments, and is an Italian name. [See Salvia sclarea.]


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