Vascular Plants Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)

Showing Pultenaea calycina subsp. proxena
Fabaceae Lindl.
Pultenaea calycina subsp. proxena Orthia & Chappill , legitimate, scientific
Orthia, L.A., de Kok, R.P.J. & Crisp, M.D. (20 May 2005), A revision of Pultenaea (Fabaceae: Mirbelieae). 4. Species occurring in Western Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 18(2): 171, Fig. 9c (map) APC [tax. nov.]
  • Type: [locality abbreviated to protect taxon] E of Ravensthorpe along road to Esperance, W.A., 5.xi.1992, Macfarlane 2122 (holo-, CANB 508683; iso-, CANB, PERTH).
  • APC Dist.: WA
  • Etymology: "The name of the new subspecies, P. calycina subsp. proxena, refers to the fact that on superficial examination, the herbarium species of this taxon look nothing like P. calycina subsp. calycina (L. prox-='alike'; L. en - 'indeed?'). It also stands as a memorial to a fallen lesbian hero (L. pro-='alas' or 'for'; Hollywood xena='warrior princess')."