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
  Saltera,   salteri
Saltera/salteri: for Terence Macleane Salter (1883-1969), British botanist, traveler, Royal Navy paymaster who was stationed at Simonstown and remained in South Africa thereafter, worked at the Bolus Herbarium 1930-1960, prolific plant collector in South Africa, co-editor of The Genus Oxalis in South Africa and Flora of the Cape Peninsula. He is commemorated at least with taxa in the genera Oxalis, Disa, Phylica, Lampranthus, Aspalathus, Babiana, Gladiolus, Erica, Strumaria, Stoebe, Drimia and Lachenalia, and likely others both current and synonymized, as well as the genus Saltera in the Penaeaceae which was published in 1958 by British botanist Arthur Allman Bullock. (Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names; Gunn & Codd; Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturists)
The Satyrs were demons of nature who invariably appeared in Dionysus’ train. They were represented in different ways, sometimes with the lower part of the body resembling that of a horse and the upper part that of a man, and sometimes with their animal half in the form of a goat. In both cases they had a long thick tail, like that of a horse, and a perpetually erect penis of enormous proportions. They were depicted as dancing in the countryside, drinking with Dionysus and pursuing the Maenads and the Nymphs, the more or less reluctant victims of their lechery. They were gradually represented with less and less obviously bestial characteristics: their lower limbs became human, they had feet and not hooves. Only the tail remained, as evidence of their old form.
Hans Schinz (1858-1941), Swiss professor of systematic botany and Director of the Botanical Garden in Zurich, and an explorer and botanist who collected in South Africa and Namibia. He spent several years in Namibia and on the basis of that work published an important scientific, geographic and ethnographic study of the colony which was one of the first comprehensive works on the Ovamboland region. He was also the author of Flora der Schweiz in several volumes. He is commemorated with many species names including current taxa in genera Maerua, Triraphis, Anthephora, Corallocarpus, Cyperus, Hibiscus, Brachystelma, Lepidium, Dicoma, Berkheya, Geigeria, Philyrophyllum, Nesaea, Euphorbia, Ozoroa, Grewia and Stapelia, and many others that have been synonymized. It's likely that all the taxa with these epithets honor Hans Schinz. The genus Schinziophyton in the Euphorbiaceae was published in 1990 by British botanist Alan Radcliffe-Smith, and also for the genera Schiniella and Schinzafra which do not appear in southern Africa. (Elsa Pooley; Hugh Clarke, pers. comm.; Gunn & Codd; JSTOR; HerbWeb; Wikipedia)
Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter (1872-1925), German botanist, traveler and plant collector in Africa, assistant to Harry Bolus, came to the Cape in the 1890's; and/or his brother Max Schlechter (1874-1960). Of the two brothers, Friedrich was unquestionably the senior from a collecting sense. He came to the Cape five years before his brother and although the two of them did spend about a year collecting together, most of the species with these epithets were collected by Friedrich. There are too many species to list. Friedrich was also honored with the genus Schlechterina in the Passifloraceae which was published in 1902 by German botanist Hermann August Theodor Harms. Gunn & Codd and the Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names both record the genus Schlechteranthus (published in 1929 in the Aizoaceae by German botanist Martin Heinrich Gustav Schwantes) as commemorating Max Schlechter, although one source could have picked it up from the other, while the CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names says it honors his brother. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names)
Georg Scholl (fl. 1786-1800), German gardener at Schönbrunn, Vienna, and plant collector in South Africa. (Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names)
Georg Scholl (fl. 1786-1800), German gardener at Schönbrunn, Vienna, and plant collector in South Africa, commemorated with Ruschia schollii. (Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names)
Martin Heinrich Gustav Schwantes (1881-1960), German botanist, archeologist and professor of pre-history, expert in the Mesembryanthemaceae, author of Flowering stones and mid-day flowers. The genus Schwantesia in the Aisoaceae was published in 1928 by South African botanist Louisa Bolus. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names; Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names) Gustav Schwantes (1891-1960), German botanist, archeologist and professor of pre-history. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names)
aul Bigelow Sears (1891-1990), American plant ecologist, professor of botany at Oberlin College 1938-1950, Chair of the Conservation Program, Yale University, and head of the Yale School of Botany. He was the author of the 1935 book Deserts on the March and Charles Darwin, The living Landscape, Lands Beyond the Forest, and The Naturalist as a Cultural Force. The genus Searsia in the Anacardiaceae was published in 1942 by American botanist Fred Alexander Barkley. (PlantzAfrica; Jepson Herbarium)
Albert Seba (1665-1736), Dutch pharmacist, zoologist, naturalist, plant collector, traveller and author who, living in Amsterdam, obtained his large collections which he sold to the Russian czar, by asking sailors and ship surgeons to bring him exotic plants and animal products. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society and the author of Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptio and Cabinet of Natural Curiosities. The genus Sebaea in the Gentianaceae was published in 1810 by Scottish botanist Robert Brown. (Hugh Clarke, pers. comm.; Wikipedia; CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names).
Joseph (Josephus) Serrurier (1668-1742), Professor of botany, experimental physics and medicine at the University of Utrecht and author of Oratio pro Philosophia (1706). The genus Serruria in the Proteaceae was published in 1807 by British botanist Richard Anthony Salisbury. (PlantzAfrica; CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names)
  sieberi,   sieberiana,   sieberianum,   sieberianus
Franz Wilhelm Sieber (1789-1844), a Bohemian botanist, traveller and plant collector, author of Herbarium florae aegyptiaceae, committed to the Prague insane asylum where he spent the last fourteen years of his life. He is listed by JSTOR as having collected in Australia, Austria, Croatia, France, the Czech Republic, Italy, Greece, Madagascar, Mauritius, Egypt, South Africa, Senegal and Israel. He is commemorated with the taxon Restio sieberi and with the former taxa Peucedanum sieberianum (now Nanobubon strictum), Mariscus sieberianus (now Cyperus cyperoides), Salaxis sieberi (now Erica axillaris), Pleurachne sieberi (now Ficinia secunda) and probably also Fimbristylis sieberiana (now F. ferruginea), although one JSTOR record lists this as having been collected by Friedrich Wilhelm Sieber (fl. 1801-1807), an employee of Johann Centurius Hoffmannsegg. The latter individual however apparently only collected in Brazil and this taxon was collected on Mauritius. Two other records just list it as having been collected by F.W. Sieber so this is likely an error. Franz Wilhelm Sieber collected not only plants but also animals, art and ethnographic objects but his increasingly erratic behavior finally led to his being committed and he died at the early age of 55. He is also commemorated with several genera named Siebera and Sieberia, none of which appear in southern Africa. He was in South Africa twice, once in 1822 and again in 1824. (Wikipedia; Gunn & Codd; JSTOR; HUH)
The Satyrs, when old, were called Sileni. Silenus, was the foster-father of Bacchus, and leader of the satyrs. Silenus was said to be the son of Pan, or of Hermes and a Nymph, or alternatively to have been born from drops of Uranus’s blood when he was mutilated by Cronus. This Silenus was exceptionally wise, but had to be forced to reveal this wisdom to men. Silenus was very ugly, with a snub nose, thick lips and the gaze of a bull. He was very fat and was usually described as riding an ass, on which he could barely stay upright as he was so drunk. Silenus, in Greek mythology a woodland deity, tutor and companion to Bacchus. The genus Silene in the Caryophyllaceae was published in 1753 by Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names)
(Ox, PG, Ch)
Adrian Slack (c.1934- ), British landscape architect of Russian extraction, well known carnivorous plant grower, and author of Carnivorous Plants (2000) and Insect-Eating Plants and How To Grow Them (2006), developer of hundreds of cultivars many of which are named for him, commemorated with Drosera slackii. He was one of the first people to start a professional nursery dedicated to raising carnivous plants. (International Carnivorous Plant Society; Wikipedia; Rutgers University)
  Sparrmannia,   sparmannii
Anders Sparrmann (1748-1820), Swedish botanist and physician, traveler, pupil of Linnaeus and one of his so-called apostles, a group that included Carl Peter Thunberg. He was a doctor on Cook's second expedition on the Resolution and was with Thunberg in South Africa. He was the author of A voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, towards the Antarctic polar circle, and round the world: But chiefly into the country of the Hottentots and Caffres, from the year 1772 to 1776 (1789), Ornithology of Sweden (1806) and Catalogue of the Museum Carlsonianum (1786–89). The genus Sparrmannia in the Tiliaceae was published in 1782 by Carl Linnaeus the Younger. Freesia sparrmannii was collected in 1770 and published in 1814 and this taxon also commemorates Anders Sparrmann. There is as well an Erica sparrmannii which was named for Anders Sparrmann. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names; Gunn & Codd; Ted Oliver, pers. comm.)
(1) Anton Sprengel (1803-1851), German botanist, or (2) Kurt (Curt) Polycarp Joachim Sprengel (1766-1833), Anton's father, for whom the genus Sprengelia, a genus that does not appear in southern Africa, was named. Clifford and Bostock have this epithet commemorating Kurt Sprengel, and since their book deals with grasses I presume that it refers to Restio sprengelii. Both father and son contributed to Linnaeus' Caroli Linnaei...Systema Vegetabilium. Taxa in southern Africa with this epithet include Ramalina sprengelii and former species in genera Trypethelium, Uncinia, Erigeron and Utricularia, but I have been unable to confirm which one of the two were so honored, but Kurt is the more likely of the two.
Martin Staaf of Gottenburgh, a correspondent of Linnaeus in 1772 and a great patron of botany. The genus Staavia in the Bruniaceae was published in 1787 by Swedish botanist Anders Dahl. (JSTOR; CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names; The Cyclopedia, Vol. 33 by Abraham Rees)
H. Staberoh, a chemist who wrote a phamaceutical book called Pharmacopoea Borussica: Preussische Pharmakopöe in 1829; further details unknown. The genus Staberoha in the Restionaceae was published in 1841 by German botanist Karl Sigismund Kunth. (Hugh Clarke, pers. comm.; Nomenclator Botanicus Vol. 2 by Ludwig Georg Karl Pfeiffer)
Stilbe, a nymph in Greek mythology, daughter of the Thessalian river-god Peneus and the nymph Creusa. By Apollo she became the mother of two sons, Centaurus and Lapithes, who gave his name to the Thessalian tribe, the Lapiths.
  Stokoeanthus,   stokoeanthus,   stokoei
Thomas Pearson Stokoe (1868-1959), mountaineer and member of the Mountain Club of South Africa, watercolor artist and prolific plant collector, a Yorkshireman who left his wife of 16 years and daughter and emigrated to South Africa in 1911. He rented a cottage near the South African Museum, the herbarium of which he put to good use in learning about the local plants. He began and maintained a close relationship with the curator of the Museum's herbarium, Edwin Percy Phillips, and availed himself of the extensive knowledge of the black and colored flower sellers of Cape Town. Nivenia stokoei was only properly documented in 1924, after it was found by T.P. Stokoe who collected numerous specimens in the Kogelberg, many of which were named after him, including the now apparently extinct Mimetes stokoei.* His ashes are scattered near Stokoe's Bridge in the Kogelberg Reserve. His long career included both plant collecting and mountaineering, and in his jaunts into remote areas in the high country of the southwestern Cape, particularly the Kogelberg and Hottentots-Holland mountains, he discovered many high-altitude plants and rediscovered many others that had not been found since the early days of botanical exploring in the Cape. Due perhaps to his amateur status, he was not taken seriously by the professional botanical community as evidenced by the fact that the Cambridge botanist Robert Harold Compton, in 34 years as director of Kirstenbosch, never invited Stokoe along on his field trips. He is commemorated with the genus Stokoeanthus in the Ericaceae which was published by South African botanist Edward George Hudson (Ted) Oliver in 1976, and also by many species names including taxa in genera Gladiolus, Watsonia, Erica, Oxalis, Chironia, Thamnochortus, Staberoha, Elegia, Lachnaea, Agathosma, Muraltia, Phylica, Esterhuysenia, Antimima, Drosanthemum, Amphithalea, Aspalathus, Raspalia, Brunia, Nebelia, Pseudobaeckea, Protea, Mimetes and Klattia. (Cape Nature website, Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names; CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names; Gunn & Codd; JSTOR; Wikipedia) *Hitherto thought have been extinct; but not so.
(Ch, AB)
Johann Rudolf Suter (1766-1827), Swiss botanist and physician, professor of philosophy and Greek at Berne. The genus Sutera in the Scrophulariaceae was published in 1821 by German physician and botanist Albrecht Wilhelm Roth. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names)
James Sutherland (1639-1719), Scottish botanist, King's Botanist for Scotland, first Superintendent of the Royal Botanical Gardens and professor of botany at Edinburgh, and author of Hortus medicus edinburgensis. The genus Sutherlandia in the Fabaceae was published in 1812 by Scottish botanist Robert Brown. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names)