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Volkensinia

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Volkensinia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Amaranthaceae. It only contains one known species; 'Volkensinia prostrata' (Volkens ex Gilg) Schinz [2] It is in the subfamily of Amaranthoideae.

Its native range is north eastern and eastern Tropical Africa, it is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Tanzania.[1][2]

The genus name of Volkensinia is in honour of Georg Volkens (1855–1917), a German botanist born in Berlin.[3] The Latin specific epithet of prostrata means on the ground as derived from prostrate.[4] Both the genus and the sole species were first described and published in Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich Vol.57 on page 535 in 1912.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Volkensinia prostrata (Volkens ex Gilg) Schinz". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Volkensinia Schinz | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  3. ^ Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
  4. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X.
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Volkensinia: Brief Summary

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Volkensinia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Amaranthaceae. It only contains one known species; 'Volkensinia prostrata' (Volkens ex Gilg) Schinz It is in the subfamily of Amaranthoideae.

Its native range is north eastern and eastern Tropical Africa, it is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Tanzania.

The genus name of Volkensinia is in honour of Georg Volkens (1855–1917), a German botanist born in Berlin. The Latin specific epithet of prostrata means on the ground as derived from prostrate. Both the genus and the sole species were first described and published in Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich Vol.57 on page 535 in 1912.

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