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31 December 2011 Who's in a name: eponymy of the name Aloe thompsoniae Groenew., with notes on naming species after people
Estrela Figueiredo, Gideon F. Smith
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Since the name Aloe thompsoniae Groenew. was published in the mid-1930s, doubt has existed about whom it was named for. We determine that the specific epithet commemorates (Mrs) Edith Awdry (‘Googoo’) Thompson [née Eastwood] (2 January 1895-2 August 1991) who first collected material on which the name is based. Biographical information is provided for Awdry Thompson, as well as notes on naming species after people.

Estrela Figueiredo and Gideon F. Smith "Who's in a name: eponymy of the name Aloe thompsoniae Groenew., with notes on naming species after people," Bradleya 2011(29), 121-124, (31 December 2011). https://doi.org/10.25223/brad.n29.2011.a14
Published: 31 December 2011
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