Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve
This is a nature reserve nestled in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains. Their "ecological oasis provides a magical wilderness experience among open plains, sandstone formations and ancient bush art sites dating back 10,000 years". There are 130 San rockart sites, 150 birds, 750 plant and 35 mammal species recorded from this area declared a Natural Heritage site.
From the Chilean vernacular name maitén or mayten, derived from the Mapuche Indian name mantun, the local name for the species. The Mapuche are one of three surviving tribes of the ancient Araucanian linguistic group of Indians who lived in Chile and Argentina before the Incas or the Spaniards arrived.
Linnaeus married Sara Elisabeth Moraea; her father was Dr. Johan Moraeus, the town physician of Falun. The name "Morea" was originally given by Philip Miller after "Robert More of Shropshire", but was taken over by Linnaeus and changed to Moraea.
Gk. ornithos = bird; gala = milk, presumably referring to the colostrum-like, high fat secretions produced by the Colombidae (‘pigeon’s milk’) and stored in the crop for feeding the young. Maybe this somewhat resembles the gooey sap that exudes from the cut stems. Some authors suggest that the name merely refers to the milky whiteness of some flowers, while ‘bird’s milk’ to the ancient Greeks was a colloquial expression for something wonderful.
For Albertus Seba (1665–1736), Dutch pharmacist, zoologist and naturalist. In 1700, he opened an ‘apothecary shop’ in Amsterdam and collected exotic plants and animal products from sailors and ship surgeons from which he could make ‘medicines’. In 1716, he sold his first collection (as well as the Dutch botanist Frederik Ruysch’s collection) to the Russian Tsar, Peter the Great, on his visit to the Netherlands. Seba immediately set about building an even larger collection. In 1734, he published his magnificently illustrated four-volume Thesaurus (1734, 1735), with 446 plates (2 volumes published posthumously), which displays marine animals, insects and reptiles. Linnaeus must have seen this collection when he visited Seba twice in 1735. Seba became a Fellow of Royal Society in 1728.