Longest generic name

Paul Kirk p.kirk at CABI.ORG
Thu Feb 5 03:54:37 CST 2004

>From the Kew list of genera it's:

Pseudoblepharispermum (21 characters) - Compositae

>From ING it looks like it's:

Protoatherospermoxylon (22 characters) - Monimaceae

or perhaps:

Hueber-Pestalozziamonas (23 characters) - Peranemataceae

Others within the ICBN are fossils, the longest being:

Noeggerathiopsidozonotriletes (29 characters)


Paul M. Kirk

-----Original Message-----
From: Gurcharan Singh [mailto:singhg at SATYAM.NET.IN]
Sent: 05 February 2004 11:22
Subject: [TAXACOM] Longest generic name

Dear colleagues
Can any colleague tell me the longest generic name in plants and its family
Gurcharan Singh
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