Lambertia Sm.

Family: Proteaceae

Published in: Trans. Linn. Soc. London 4: 214. 1798.

Other: Type L. formosa Sm. This fine genus has received its title, (under the sanction of Dr. Smith, see the Linn. Trans. page 214, vol. 3.) from Aylmer Bourke Lambert, Esq. fellow of the Royal and Linnaean Societies; a gentleman whose zeal for the advancement of the science is unbounded, and whose labours to that end, as well as his endeavours to render botany of universal benefit, by combining the useful with the pleasing; (witness his work on the Cinchonas, or Jesuits Barks) do him the greatest credit. (Bot. Repos.)

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