Species Cliffortia paucistaminea
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Etymology of Cliffortia:
For George Clifford (1685–1760), Dutch merchant and banker, amateur botanist and zoologist. He was a director of the Dutch East India Company and owned a magnificent garden at Hartecamp, Netherlands, as well as a private zoo in Amsterdam. George Clifford is best known as a patron of the Swedish naturalist Linnaeus, whom he employed as ‘hortulanus’ and who catalogued the family’s unique collection of plants, herbarium and library. The result was Linnaeus’s 530-page book Hortus Cliffortianus (1738), his first important work, in which he described many species from Clifford’s garden. The publication was paid for by George Clifford as a private edition.
Etymology of paucistaminea:
From the Latin 'paucus' meaning few and 'staminea' meaning stamens the male part of the flower
Cliffortia paucistaminea Weim.
Bot. Not. 151 (1933)
Densely leafy, monoecious or dioecious shrub to 1.2 m. Leaves trifoliolate, leaflets linear, curved, pungent, 5--13 mm long, margins minutely toothed. Flowers: male: stamens 3 to 4; female: receptacle yellowish green, shiny, oblique obovate-oblong, with 12--16 conspicuous ribs. Jan.--Apr. Lower mountain slopes, SE (George to KwaZulu-Natal).