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
van Rensburg
Mr. A.D. van Rensburg (fl. 1953). (Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names)
van Rensburg
Mr. A.D. van Rensburg (fl. 1953), plant collector who collected a number of taxa in 1952 and 1953, commemorated with Prenia vanrensburgii and Braunsia vanrensburgii. There are three van Rensburgs in Gunn & Codd, but none of them are A.D. van Rensburg. There are quite a few Van Rensburgs in the JSTOR listings, many of whom collected in South Africa, but again none of them are A.D. van Rensburg, yet under specimen records he is listed as the collector of Prenia vanrensburgii in 1952 and 1953. All four of the taxa with this specific epithet in the IPNI listings were published originally by Louisa Bolus. This is a bit of a mystery. (Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names; JSTOR)
van Zijl
  Vanzijlia,   vanzijliae,   vanzyliae
Mrs. Dorothy Constantia van Zijl (1886-1938), South African plant collector. The genus Vanzijlia in the Aizoaceae was published in 1927 by South African botanist Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus. She is also commemorated with Babiana vanzijliae, Ixia vanzijliae, Lampranthus vanzijliae, and the former Carpobrotus vanzijliae (now C. acinaciformis) and Romulea vanzyliae (now R. subfistulosa). (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names; JSTOR; Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names)
  Wiborgia,    Wiborgiella
Erik Nissen Viborg (1759-1822), Danish veterinarian, botanist and professor of botany at the University of Copenhagen, foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and Director of the Botanical Garden. He was assistant to Professor Peter Christian Abildgaard at the Vetarinary School in Copenhagen. The genus Wiborgia in the Fabaceae was published in 1800 by Carl Peter Thunberg. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names; Wikipedia)
Dominique Villars (1745-1814), French botanist and physician, professor of botany and medicine at the University of Strasbourg, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Strasbourg, and author of Prospectus de l'Histoire des plantes du Dauphiné. The genus Villarsia in the Menyanthaceae was published in 1803 by French botanist Étienne Pierre Ventenat. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names)
Publius Vergilius Maro (Virgil) (died 19 B.C.), greatest f Roman poets. Virgil (70 BC-19 BC), the greatest of Roman poets and author of three major works, the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. The genus Virgilia in the Fabaceae was published in 1808 by French clergyman, botanist and explorer Jean Louis Marie Poiret, and I have no idea why he would have chosen to honor the poet in this fashion since he had no obvious connection with botany or natural history. (PlantzAfrica)
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