Pandanaceae R.Br.
Pandanus grayorum Callm., Buerki & Gallaher , legitimate, scientific
Callmander, M.W., Buerki, S., Zich, F.A., Field, A.R. & Gallaher, T. (7 June 2021), Pandanus grayorum (Pandanaceae), a new species endemic to north-eastern Queensland (Australia). Australian Systematic Botany 34: 328-333, Figs 1, 2 (map) [tax. nov.]
  • Type: "AUSTRALIA. Queensland: Cook District, Jubilee Road, off Flying Fish Point Road, Innisfail, 17˚29'46'S, 146˚02' 26'E, 8 m, 4.x.2018, fr., B. Gray 9976 (holo: G 00446800! [3 sheets + carpological specimen]; iso: BISH!, BRI, CANB, CNS 148706! [3 sheets + carpological specimen])."
taxonomic synonym: Pandanus sp. (Russell River) [n/a]
  • Etymology: "This new species is named in honour of Joy and Bruce Gray. Bruce was formerly a technical officer with CSIRO in Atherton and has collected extensively in remote areas of northern Queensland. Over his career, Bruce has made a significant contribution to the knowledge of the northern Queensland flora through his herbarium collections, discovered many new species, and made the type collections of 114 species, in addition to the one described here. Joy and Bruce welcomed the first author with a wonderful hospitality in Atherton in 2017 and Joy’s support of Bruce has in effect enabled so many of Bruce’s endeavours, including an epic trip to the tip of Cape York Peninsula in 2017. The first author finally dedicates this new Pandanus species for Bruce’s 80th birthday."
Brown, G.K. (December 2021), Appendix A: New names and name and status changes 2020 to 2021. Introduction to the Census of the Queensland Flora 2021: 12 [secondary reference]