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The previous belief that this genus might honour James W. Edmond, Scottish botanist (died 1815) has been discredited as new evidence indicates he died in 1875. Possibly named after Englishborn Edmund Davall (Davallia. q.v.) It is possible that the French botanist Alexandre Henri Gabriel de Cassini (1781–1832) mis-spelled Devall’s first name ‘Edmund’ as this English word ‘Edmund’ is spelled ‘Edmond’ in French, hence the genus Edmondia.