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Viola wikipedia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Violaceae
Genus: Viola
Species:
V. wikipedia
Binomial name
Viola wikipedia
Watson & Flores, 2019

Viola wikipedia is a species of flowering plant, in the genus Viola, and was named in 2019 after the online encyclopedia Wikipedia[1] by the husband-and-wife[2] team of botanists John Michael Watson [es] and Ana Rosa Flores [es; cy; ast].[1]

Watson wrote:[1]

one [resource] is particularly outstanding in that we consult it constantly for information on a wide variety of subjects related to our work – Wikipedia, as cited herein for example. The best token return we can think of is to name a plant accordingly, so it therefore gives us pleasure to record our gratitude via the replacement epithet of this species, as a noun in apposition.

The species is endemic to the Santiago region of Chile.[1] It is known only from a specimen collected in January 1855,[1][3] which was described by Rodolfo Amando Philippi in 1857 with the illegitimate homonym of Viola angustifolia.[1][3]

It is closely related to V. acanthophylla, V. bustillosia, and V. cheeseana, the latter being newly described in the same paper.[1] It is differentiated from these other species by having "Leaf margin shallowly long-serrate. Peduncle clearly shorter than leaves."[1]

However, according to International Plant Name Index, Viola wikipedia would be not a new species but a superfluous and illegitimate name of Viola angustifolia.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Watson, J.M. (2019). "Lest we forget. A new identity and status for a Viola of section Andinium W. Becker; named for an old and treasured friend and companion. Plus another..." (PDF). International Rock Gardener (117): 47–. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-10-01.
  2. ^ "Contributors" (PDF). Rock Garden Quarterly. Winter 2012–2013. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-10-01. Retrieved 2019-10-01. John Watson lives in Chile with his wife and working partner, Anita Flores (Ana R. Flores for formal publications).
  3. ^ a b Philippi, R.A. (1857) Plantarum novarum chilensium. Centuria prima. Linnaea 28: 612.
  4. ^ "Name entry at International Plant Names Index". www.ipni.org. Archived from the original on 2019-10-02. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
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