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Torralbasia

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Torralbasia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Celastraceae.[2] It only contains the one known species, Torralbasia cuneifolia (C.Wright ex A.Gray) Krug & Urb.[1][2]

It is native to the Caribbean and is found in the countries of Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.[2]

The genus name of Torralbasia is in honour of José Ildefonso Torralbas (1842–1903), Cuban botanist and agronomist; director of the university botanical museum in Havana and professor at the university.[3] The Latin specific epithet of cuneifolia means wedge-shaped, and is derived from cuneate.[4] Both the genus and the species were first described and published in D.H.Segui, Fl. Med. Tox. Cuba on page 60 in 1900.[1][2]

There are 3 Accepted subspecies;[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Torralbasia cuneifolia (C.Wright ex A.Gray) Krug & Urb". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "Torralbasia Krug & Urb. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 15 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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Torralbasia: Brief Summary

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Torralbasia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Celastraceae. It only contains the one known species, Torralbasia cuneifolia (C.Wright ex A.Gray) Krug & Urb.

It is native to the Caribbean and is found in the countries of Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

The genus name of Torralbasia is in honour of José Ildefonso Torralbas (1842–1903), Cuban botanist and agronomist; director of the university botanical museum in Havana and professor at the university. The Latin specific epithet of cuneifolia means wedge-shaped, and is derived from cuneate. Both the genus and the species were first described and published in D.H.Segui, Fl. Med. Tox. Cuba on page 60 in 1900.

There are 3 Accepted subspecies;

Torralbasia cuneifolia subsp. cuneifolia Torralbasia cuneifolia var. rotundata Borhidi Torralbasia cuneifolia subsp. verrucosa Borhidi
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