Vascular Plants Australian Plant Name Index (APNI)

Showing Eremophila aureivisca
Scrophulariaceae Juss.
Eremophila aureivisca Chinnock , legitimate, scientific
Chinnock, R.J. (2007), Eremophila and allied genera: 309-310, Fig. 155, Map 132 [tax. nov.]
  • Type: near SE end of Rason Lake, 13.ix.1984, T.D. Mcfarlane 1544 (holotype: PERTH; isotypes: AD, CANB).
nomenclatural synonym: Eremophila aureivisca Paczk. & A.R.Chapm. nom. inval.
  • Etymology: "Latin auri-, gold; visca, covered with a glutinous exudate; referring to the copious resin on the branches and leaves."
  • APC Dist.: WA
Brown, A. & Buirchell, B. (2011), A field guide to the eremophilas of Western Australia: 44 [secondary reference]
common name: Rason Poverty Bush [n/a]
  • Etymology: "aureivisca (gold resin), refers to the copious resin found on the elae and branches."
Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (2014), Australian Plant Census: - APC [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Eremophila sp. (T.D..Macfarlane 1544) [n/a] taxonomic synonym: Eremophila aureivisca Paczk. & A.R.Chapm. nom. inval.
  • APC Dist.: WA
George, A.S. (December 2019), On orthography. Australian Systematic Botany Society Newsletter 181: 40 [secondary reference]
  • Text: "Eremophila aureivisca: this was said to be from ‘Latin auri- golden; visca covered with a glutinous exudate’ but the latter word is the plural of viscum, a mistletoe or bird-lime made from mistletoe berries (reference is to the resin on the stems and leaves). The first part of epithet is better derived from aurei-."
  • Comment: As indicated by George, the taxon name does not match the etymology supplied by the original author but since it is nonetheless orthographically correct the original spelling is to be retained under ICN Art. 60.1 (Shenzhen Code, 2018).