Blakea attenboroughi

Blakea attenboroughi is a species of plant in the genus Blakea. It is endemic to Ecuador and is named after the naturalist and television presenter, David Attenborough.[1]

Blakea attenboroughi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Melastomataceae
Genus: Blakea
B. attenboroughi
Binomial name
Blakea attenboroughi
Penneys & L.Jost

The species was discovered by Lou Jost, an American botanist, in 2007.[2]

See also


  1. "Species named after Sir David Attenborough - in pictures". The Guardian. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  2. Penneys, Darin S.; Jost, Lou (2009). "Blakea attenboroughii (Melastomataceae: Blakeeae): A New Species from Ecuador". Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. 60 (1): 69–72.
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