Appendix

Appendix: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Zaluzian
  Zaluzianskya
Adam Zalusiansky von Zaluzian (1558-1613), Bohemian botanist and physician, lecturer and administrator at Charles University in Prague. He was the author of Methodus Herbariae (1592). There are two generic epithets Zaluzianksya listed for southern Africa, one in the Marsileaceae published either by German botanist Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze in 1891 (according to Tropicos) or by Belgian botanist Noel Martin Joseph de Necker (according to POSA), and one in the Scrophulariaceae published in 1793 by Bohemian botanist Franz Wilibald Schmidt. The epithet in the Marsileaceae is considered invalid. Flora Capensis by Harvey lists the published genera by Necker as Zaluzanskia, and JSTOR says that it is synonymous with Marsilea L. (Elsa Pooley)
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Zantedeschi
  Zantedeschia
Giovanni Zantedeschi (1773-1846), Italian botanist, author of ten works on the flora of the province of Brescia, and correspondent with German botanist Kurt Sprengel who named the genus in his honor in 1826. It has often been stated incorrectly that the name honors Italian priest and physicist Francesco Zantedeschi (1797-1873).
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Zehner
  Zehneria
Joseph Zehner, Austrian botanical artist. (Elsa Pooley)
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Zephyr
  Zyrphelis
The four winds were, Boreas or Aquilo, the north wind; Zephyrus or Favonius, the west; Notus or Auster, the south; and Eurus, the east. Zephyrus was the lover of Flora. Milton alludes to them in “Paradise Lost,” where he describes Adam walking and contemplating Eve still asleep, “….He on his side Leaning half raised, with looks of cordial love, Hung over her enamoured, and beheld Beauty which, whether waking or asleep, Shot forth peculiar graces; then with voice, Mild as when Zephyrus on Flora breathes, Her hand soft touching, whispered thus: Áwake! My fairest, my espoused, my latest found, Heaven’s last, best gift, my ever-new delight.’” Ovid linked a Hellenic myth to Flora’s name, suggesting that Flora was a Greek Nymph called Chloris. He relates how one spring day as she was wandering through the fields, Zephyr, the god of the wind, saw her, fell in love with her, and carried her off. He married her properly; in return, and to show his love, he granted her dominion over the flowers of the fields.
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Zeus
Generally regarded as the greatest god of the Greek pantheon. He was essentially the son of Light, of clear skies as well as of thunder. He was a benevolent god, aware of his responsibilities, and did not act solely upon his whims, at least when it was not a matter of passing love affairs, though even these apparent caprices were usually the result of forethought.From a botanical perspective, possibly an inspiration for naming pollinators!
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Zeyher
  Zeyherella,   zeyheri,   Zeyheriana
Carl Ludwig Philipp Zeyher (1799-1858), German botanist and botanical collector, a well-known German naturalist who collected plants in South Africa. Zeyher came to the Cape in 1822, was a botanist at the Botanical Garden there, published Enumeratio plantarum Africae Australis with Christian Friedrich Ecklon (c.f. eckloneana), and died of smallpox. (PlantzAfrica)
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