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Fri, 2017-May-26 20:33 UTC
Length - 2:14
Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.
Our random article today is Gustavia (plant).
Gustavia is a genus of flowering plants of Lecythidaceae family described by Linnaeus in 1775. It is native to tropical Central America and South America. Many of the species are threatened; some are critically endangered Gustavia superba, though, is actually abundant in re-growing secondary forests. It grows in northern South America, from Panama south through the Andes as far as Ecuador, and along the Caribbean coast and in the Amazon basin.
The genus name was given by Linnaeus to honor his king, Gustav III of Sweden.
^ illustration circa 1880 from William Botting Hemsley (1843-1924) - Biologia Centrali-Americana vol. 5 Botany. Plates tabl. 22
^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
^ Linnaeus, Carl von. 1775. Plantae Surinamenses 12, 17, 18 in Latin
^ Tropicos Gustavia L.
^ a b Prance, G.T. & Mori, S.A. (1979). Lecythidaceae. Flora Neotropica, Monograph 21(I):
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