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babylonica> means 'of or from Babylon'. [See Salix babylonica.]

Baccharis [genus name] honours the Roman god of wine Bacchus (familiar to the classical Greeks as Dionysus). [See Baccharis.]

baccifer is derived from Latin bacci- (berry) and -fer (bearing, carrying) components. [See ....]

Bactris [genus name] is derived from Greek bactro- (walking stick, club, cudgel, staff) with reference to one of the uses made of young palms. [See Bactris.]

baicalensis means 'of or from Lake Baikal (southern-central Siberia and also known as Ozero Baykal)'. [See Scutellaria baicalensis.]

baldense means 'of or from Monte Baldo, east of Lake Garda in northern Italy'. [See Bupleurum baldense.]

baldschuanica means 'of or from Baljuan in Tajikistan'. [See Fallopia baldschuanica.]

balfouriana commemorates a Scottish botanist, geologist and physician, Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour, KBE (1853-1922), who was an authority on primulas and rhododendrons. In 1874 he visited Rodriguez Island and the Island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean and examined the plants and geology of both. He was Regius Professor of botany (and anatomy) at Glasgow from 1879-1884 moving to Oxford rapidly to take up a fellowship at Magdalen and accept the Sherardian chair of botany. While in Oxford during 1887 he edited the quarterly Annals of Botany he had persuaded the Clarendon Press to publish. Then from 1888 until 1922 he was professor of botany at Edinburgh. He was also a Director (Regius Keeper) of the Royal Botanic Garden at Edinburgh and Her Majesty's Botanist (to Victoria, 1819-1901) and His Majesty's Botanist (to both Edward VII 1841-1910 and George V 1865-1936). He was a Fellow of The Royal Society and in 1919 was awarded the Linnean Medal. His published works include Botany of Socotra.[See Pinus balfouriana.]

bowmanii honours an Australian botanist, Edward Macarthur Bowman (1826-1872) who was collecting plant specimens in Queensland, Australia in the 1860s and 1870s and discovered pink wedding bush (Ricinocarpos bowmanii). [See Ricinocarpos bowmanii.]

balonensis means 'of or from the Balonne River in the Australian State of Queensland' where it is believed parakeelya (Calandrinia balonensis) was first collected. [See Calandrinia balonensis.]


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