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
  pageae,   pageana,   Pagella
Mary Maud Page (1867-1925), English botanical artist, plant collector and botanical explorer, emigrated to the Republic of South Africa in 1911, associated with the Bolus Herbarium at the University of Cape Town 1917-1925, wrote a handbook on culinary herbs published by the Royal Horticultural society, died in South Africa. The genus Pagella in the Crassulaceae was published in 1921 by German-born South African botanist Selmar Schönland. Mary Maud Page is also commemorated with the taxa Conophytum pageae, Nemesia pageae, Crassula pageae, Erica pageana, the former taxa Psilocaulon pageae (now P. dinteri), Carpobrotus pageae (now C. mellei), and Erepsia pageae (now E. patula), and possibly also for Amphithalea pageae and Muraltia pageae. (Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names; Ted Oliver, pers. comm.)
  Pappea,   Pappeana,   Pappei,   pappeanum
Carl (Karl) Wilhelm Ludwig Pappe (1803-1862), German physician and plant collector. He studied medicine and botany at Leipzig before moving to Cape Town in 1831, initially practising as a doctor. He was the first colonial botanist and South Africa's first professor of botany, 1858, and he was an international government adviser on botanical issues. The genus Pappea in the Sapindaceae was published in 1834/1835 by Danish botanical collector and apothecary Christian Friedrich Ecklon and German botanical and insect collector Carl Ludwig Philip Zeyher. Many of the species epithets named for Pappe have been synonymized. Of the current species bearing his name there includes Indigofera pappei, Geissorhiza pappei, Microsorum pappei, Lessertia pappeana, Marchantia pappeana and Pleuridium pappeanum. (Darwin Correspondence Online Database)
(1) Lieutenant William Paterson (1755-1810), Scottish soldier, explorer, botanist and horticulturist who made four collecting journeys to South Africa 1777-1780. He was sent by Sir Joseph Banks to make observations on the natural history of the land. In 1789 he publishedNarrative of Four Journeys into the Country of the Hottentots and Caffraria which he dedicated to Banks. He was later Lt. Gov. of New South Wales. He is commemorated with Erica pattersonii and Sarcocaulon patersonii. (PlantzAfrica; Ericas of the Cape Peninsula; Wikipedia); (2) William Hugh ("Meester") Paterson (1873-1963), schoolteacher and later mayor of Hermanus, commemorated with Leucospermum patersonii which he collected and sent to the National Herbarium via Dr. R. Marloth. (David Hollombe, pers. comm.; PlantzAfrica)
  Peersia,   Peersii
ictor Stanley Peers (1874-1940), Australian-born botanist and amateur archeologist who came to South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War in 1899, returned to Australia and then emigrated in 1902. He worked as a clerk for South African Railways, found ancient skeletons at a location called Skildergat Cave since named Peers Cave, collected many succulents and other plants, died at Cape Town, South Africa. The genus Peersia in the Aizoaceae was published in 1927 by South African botanist Louisa Bolus. He is also commemorated with many species names including Lachenalia peersii, Deilanthe peersii, Lampranthus peersii, Antimima peersii, Delosperma peersii, Aloinopsis peersii, Stomatium peersii, Glottiphyllum peersii, Carruanthus peersii, and Trichodiadema peersii, and many others which have been synonymized. (Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names; Gunn & Codd; JSTOR)
  Peglera,   Peglerae
Alice Marguerite Pegler (1861-1929), teacher, painter and East Cape collector around the area of Kentani where she lived. She corresponded with the leading botanists of South Africa including MacOwan, Bolus, Pearson, Schönland, Pole Evans, Kolbe and others. She collected over 2,000 specimens, most of which were from an area with a radius of 8 km from the village of Kentani where she had settled, and kept extensive notes on the characteristics of the plants she observed as they changed month to month throughout the year. She had suffered from eye trouble all of her life and was an invalid for seven years before her death. She was also interested in collecting beetles, gall flies, spiders and scorpions, and late in life turned her attention to algae and fungi. The genus Peglera in the Erythroxylaceae was published in 1907 by South African botanist Harry Bolus. She has also been honored with many current species names in Delosperma, Dolichos, Rhynchosia, Chironia, Chionanthus, Aloe, Stapelia, Schizoglossum, Aster, Phymaspermum and Agathosma, and a number of others that have been overtaken by synonymy. Her name is also on several fungus taxa. (Gunn & Codd; JSTOR)
Pierre Pena (c. 1520/1535-1600/1605), French physician and botanist, assistant to Mathias de L'Obel, physician to Henri III. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names)
Pierre Pena (c. 1520/1535-1600/1605), French physician and botanist, assistant to Mathias de L'Obel, physician to Henri III. The genus Penaea in the Penaeaceae was published by Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1753. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names)
Pharnaces II (63 – 47 B.C.), son of Mithridites VI, king of Pontus in N.E. Anatolia on the Black Sea; defeated by Caesar at Sinopia, on which occasion he actually said ‘veni, vidi vici’. The genus Pharnaceum in the Molluginaceae was published in 1753 by Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names)
(Le, Ch)
  Pillansia,   Pillansii
Mr. Neville Stuart Pillans (1884-1964), a well-known botanist and assistant curator at the Bolus Herbarium who collected plants near Clanwilliam and grew Gasteria pillansii in his garden in Rosebank, Cape Town, and assisted Prof. Henry Harold Welch Pearson in selecting the Kirstenbosch site for the future National Botanical Garden. See also Nevillea/nevillei. South African botanist Louisa Bolus published the genus Pillansia in the Iridaceae in 1914. He is commemorated with many taxa includin Conophytum, Restio, Muraltia, Salsola, Pteronia, Senecio, Struthiola, Erica, Disa, Hoodia, Stapeliopsis, Trichocaulon, Aloe, Quaqua, Huernia, Cheiridopsis, Eucomis and many others. (PlantzAfrica; Gunn & Codd; JSTOR).
  Plukenetia,   Plukenetiana,   Plukenetii
Leonard Plukenet (1641-1706), British physician, Royal Professor of botany and gardener to Queen Mary II of England. "[He] published Phytographia (London, 1691–1692) in four parts in which he described and illustrated rare exotic plants. It is a copiously illustrated work of more than 2,700 figures and is frequently cited in books and papers from the 17th century to the present. He collaborated with John Ray in the second volume of Historia Plantarum (London, 1686–1704). Paul Dietrich Giseke (1741–1796) compared Plukenet’s species with those of Linnaeus in Index Linneanus (Hamburg, 1779)." The genus Plukenetia in the Euphorbiaceae was published in 1753 by Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus. Plukenet is also commemorated with Erica plukenetii and probably for Lebeckia plukenetiana and the former taxon Aspalathus plukenetiana (now A. rugosa). (Wikipedia; PlantzAfrica)
Podalirius or Podaleirios, in Greek mythology the son of Asklepios, the god of healing. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names) Podalirius or Podaleirios, in Greek mythology the son of Asklepios, the god of healing. The genus Podalyria in the Fabaceae was published in 1799 by German botanist Carl Ludwig von Willdenow. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names) Podalirius the brother of Machoan, sons of Asclepios, the god of medicine. Podalirius and Machoan were both Helen’s suitors and participated in the Trojan War. Both were skilled in healing and played important parts not only in the fighting but also as doctors: Machoan was said to have been principally a surgeon and Podalirius a general practitioner.
(Ch, PG)
Harold Nixon Porter (1883-1958), South African architect, town planner and conservationist, president of the Transvaal Horticultural Society, commemorated with Erica porteri. (Gunn & Codd)
Johann Friedrich Pott (1738–1805), German botanist and professor of botany in Braunschweig, Germany, personal physician to the Duke of Brunswick, correspondent with Linnaeus. He maintained an extensive herbarium of vascular plants that was purchased by the Botanical Museum of St Petersburg (currently the Komarov Botanical Research Institute) in 1826. The genus Pottia in the Pottiaceae was published in 1829 by German botanist August Emanuel Fürnrohr.
(1) Richard Chandler Prior, born Alexander (1809-1902), a British medical practitioner and amateur botanist who collected actively in the Eastern Cape and Karoo areas 1846-1848; author of On the Popular Names of British Plants. His father's name was Alexander, but his maternal uncle died and left him property on the condition that he change his name to Prior, which he did. He is commemorated with Gladiolus priorii, Erica priorii, and the former taxa Stachys priorii (now S. scabrida) and Aspalathus priorii (now A. forbesii), and the genus Prioria which does not appear in southern Africa. He is also commemorated with taxa with the specific epithet alexandri. (Gunn & Codd; JSTOR); (2) JSTOR records for the former taxon Watsonia priorii (now synonymized to W. pillansii) show that the holotype was collected by an A. Prior in 1903. This can not refer to Richard Chandler Prior since he died the year before, but I have no more information about this name.
In the Odyssey, a god of the sea, specially charged with tending the flocks of seals and other sea-creatures belonging to Poseidon. He usually lived on the island of Pharos, not far from the mouth of the Nile. He had the ability to change himself into whatever form he deired: he could become not only ananimal, but also an element such as water or fire. He used this power particularly when he wanted to elude those asking him questions: for he possessed the gift of prophecy, but refused to provide information to those mortals who sought it from him. One can imagine the Swedish taxonomist Linnaeus who had never been to the Cape, being confronted by a giant Protea, a male Leucadendron specimen, some other female ones, a Leucospermum conocarpodendron and a wild almond – all with the same basic flower and clearly of the same group, yet so different in form.
(PG, Mv)
Aloys Putterlick (1810-1845), Austrian botanist and physician, bryologist and physician, and head of the Natural History Museum of Vienna. The genus Putterlickia in the Celastraceae was published in 1840 by Austrian botanist Stephan Friedrich Ladislaus Endlicher. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names)