Genera within a family

Family: 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
GENTIANACEAE (La)
Gentian Family(Wf)
gentiana, = the herb gentian, called (according to Pliny) after Gentius, (180 – 160 B.C.), king of Illyria, a country lying east of the Adriatic. According to Pliny the Elder, Gentiana lutea, was named after the king because he had discovered the plant’s healing properties. The name appears to derive from Proto- Indian-Eurpoean g'en- "to beget", cognate to Latin gens, gentis "kin, clan, race"
(K3, I12)
CHIRONIA
Centuary(Le) Bitterwortel
After Chiron**the physician and botanist.
(ld, Le)
ORPHIUM
Sea Rose(Le) Teringbos
After Orpheus.** [There is only one species, O.frutescens, whose anthers are coiled and open in response to the buzz of the wings of its pollinator, the carpenter bee]
(Ch, AB)
SEBAEA
Yellowwort(Le) Naeltjiesblom
For Albert Seba (1665-1736).**
(K3)