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1. Sharing his surname with a children's author, this Swedish botanist was a student of Carolus Linnaeus, the father of modern taxonomy. Which genus of Mexican flower bears the botanist's name?
2. Founder of the National Herbarium of Victoria, botanist Ferdinand von Mueller named this nut tree in 1857 in honour of his Scottish friend, a chemistry professor and politician in Victoria. What tree is it?
3. Austrian botanist Leopold Trattinnick decided to name this genus of plants after another Austrian botanist whose name is synonymous with an army. Which plant is the one involved?
4. Which genus of flowers bears the name of one of the botanists who accompanied Captain James Cook's first voyage to the Antipodes?
5. Named after the French diplomat who first introduced this "medicinal" plant to the French royal court in 1559, to what genus does this plant belong?
6. The name associated with this genus of Australian evergreen shrubs honours a young Italian servant with a thirst for botany and a metalloid element to his name. What is the genus?
7. This large genus takes its name from an Illyrian king from the Second century BC of land centred around Albania. Known for its trumpet-shaped blue flowers, it's the yellow one which is recognised for its medicinal properties. Which one is it?
8. Named in honour of German botanist Adam Lonitzer (1528-1586), what is the more common name for the Lonicera genus, which are mostly hardy climbers?
9. With a bird-like name, to what genus does this locust tree belong?
10. What is the name of this genus with a war-like name, despite being named after a Norwegian bishop and botanist?
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