A. Gentileschi movie

Thomas G. Lammers lammers at FMPPR.FMNH.ORG
Wed May 20 14:41:09 CDT 1998

At 01:06 PM 05-20-98 -0500, Byron Adams wrote:
>>I was just rereading this post, and I realized that Artemesia is the
>>name of a large, important plant genus that contains the wormwoods and
>>sage brush.  Does anyone know where "artemesia" comes from?

According to Gray's Manual of Botany, ed. 8 (1950), Linnaeus named the genus
in honor of Artemisia, wife of Mausolus, King of Caria, who erected the
Mausoleum (one of the Seven Wonders of the World) in his honor.

Thomas G. Lammers

Classification, Nomenclature, Phylogeny and Biogeography
of the Campanulaceae, s. lat.

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Field Museum of Natural History
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