Lapeirousia season

Jim McKenney
Thu, 02 Feb 2012 07:11:05 PST
Jim W. wrote " The genus name comes from the same Latin source as Lapis a gem stone of intense blue color."

Jim, are you sure? I would have thought it was named for someone with the French name La Perouse, maybe the Comte de La Perouse, eighteenth century navigator and explorer? The genus was named by French botanist Pierre André Pourret de Figeac, 1754-1818. So the timing is right, but this is just a guess on my part. 

Jim McKenney

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