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Cullenia

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Cullenia is a genus of flowering plants native to India and Sri Lanka. Earlier classification schemes place the genus in the kapok-tree family (Bombacaceae), but the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group places it in the mallow family (Malvaceae).

The name is after General William Cullen (1785–1862), a Resident in the court of the Maharaja of Travancore who also took an interest in botany.[1] [2]

References

  1. ^ Britten, James (1888). "Biographical index of British and Irisn Botanists". Journal of Botany, British and Foreign. 26: 244–248.
  2. ^ Drury, Heber (1864). Handbook of the Indian Flora. Volume 1. Travancore Sircar Press. pp. 88–89.
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Cullenia: Brief Summary

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Cullenia is a genus of flowering plants native to India and Sri Lanka. Earlier classification schemes place the genus in the kapok-tree family (Bombacaceae), but the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group places it in the mallow family (Malvaceae).

The name is after General William Cullen (1785–1862), a Resident in the court of the Maharaja of Travancore who also took an interest in botany.

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