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Fam.: Gentianaceae / Gentian Fam.      

Genus:  Ixanthus  GRISEB.
 

Authors:
   SM.:  James Edward Smith (1759 - 1828), English physician and botanist
   GRISEB.:  August Heinrich Rudolf Grisebach (1814 - 1879), German botanist
 

Etymology:
   Ixanthus:   ixos = sticky, anthos = blossom
   viscosus:   gluey
 

This plant of the Gentian Family, which is occurring in Laurel woods of the Western Canary Islands, has yellow blossoms with 5 petals.

 

Ixanthus viscosus / Sticky Ixanthus, La Gomera NP Garajonay 5.8.2015 (Photo: Markus Schrade)
Fig. 1:  Ixanthus viscosus / Sticky Ixanthus
La Gomera, NP Garajonay 5.8.2015 (Photo: Markus Schrade)

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