Crawford Neil
Wed, 09 May 2007 07:15:57 PDT
A curiosity about Linné and Moraea from

Derivation of name and historical background
The name Moraea was originally Morea, given by Philip Miller to honour Robert More of Shropshire, but Linnaeus altered it to Moraea. His wife's name was Sara Elizabeth Moraea and her father, Dr Johan Moraeus. 

I'm sure you've all heard it before, but I think it's a lovely story,
and fun that an African beauty's name has it's roots in Mora , a small town in Sweden!
Best regards Neil Crawford

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