Endlicher and Sequoia: Determination of the Etymological Origin of the Taxon Sequoia

  title={Endlicher and Sequoia: Determination of the Etymological Origin of the Taxon Sequoia},
  author={Nancy E. Muleady-Mecham},
  journal={Bulletin, Southern California Academy of Sciences},
  pages={137 - 146}
  • N. E. Muleady-Mecham
  • Published 24 August 2017
  • Linguistics
  • Bulletin, Southern California Academy of Sciences
The genus Sequoia owes its taxonomic identity to Austrian botanist Stephen L. Endlicher (Fig. 1). Research of primary material in Vienna and other locations have revealed Endlicher as a gifted linguist and botanist, who corresponded and interacted with colleagues throughout the world. These included persons who were experts on both the Cherokee language and the person Sequoyah. Endlicher’s botanical work of creating eponymous taxa combined with his knowledge of the person Sequoyah throws new… 


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