Moraea spelling

Peter Taggart
Fri, 25 Nov 2011 10:42:34 PST
was the first version of the name too early to take priority or are all the
books in error?
Peter (UK)

On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 4:16 PM, Crawford Neil <>wrote:

> The origin of the Moraea name is rather amusing:
> The genus Moraea was first described as Morea in honour of the English
> botanist Robert More (1703-1780), but Linnaeus later changed the name to
> Moraea after the surname of his wife, Elisabeth Moraea and father-in-law,
> Johan Moraeus (Goldblatt & Manning 2008).

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