Brazilian plant name: "Moquilles tomentosa"??

Thomas G. Lammers lammers at UWOSH.EDU
Mon Mar 21 14:00:37 CST 2005

At 01:32 PM 3/21/2005, Doug Yanega wrote:
>We have a new species of parasitic wasp here, and the specimens are
>labeled as having been reared from "coccid on Moquilles tomentosa" in
>Bahia, Brasil - but I cannot, in any online references, find such a
>plant genus name. Does anyone know what plant taxon this refers to?

Here is what turned up by searching for "Moq-" at
DC. -- Prodr. (DC.) 7: 22. 1838 [Apr 1838] (GCI)
Hua -- in Morot, Journ. de Bot. vii. (1893) 259. (IK)
Aubl. -- Hist. Pl. Guiane 1: 521. t. 208. 1775 (IK)
DC. -- Prod. vii. 22 (1838). (IK)
Spreng.f. -- Tent. Syst. Suppl. 9 (1828). (IK)
Balle -- in Bull. Seanc. Acad. Roy. Sci. Col., Brux. xxv. 1628 (1954):. (IK)

Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

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