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Paper bush (Edgeworthia)


Edgeworthia (paper bush) is a genus of plants in the family Thymelaeaceae. When the genus was first described, it was published twice in the same year (1841), in two separate publications: Plantarum vascularium genera: secundum ordines naturales digesta eorumque differentiae et affinitates tabulis diagnostacis expositae; and Denkschriften der Regensburgischen Botanischen Gesellschaft. The genus was named in honour of Michael Pakenham Edgeworth, an Irish-born botanist and official in the Bengal Civil Service, then stationed in India, and for his half-sister, writer Maria Edgeworth.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

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        • Class:

          • Order: Malvales

            • Family: Thymelaeaceae

              • Genus: Edgeworthia