New found flower named for Jimi Hendrix

Main report: Newfound Plant Named for Music Legend Jimi Hendrix

Scientific Paper:    
New Taxa: Dudleya hendrixii
Categories: Celebrity Taxa | New Species | Plants

The plant, named Dudleya hendrixii, is found only in a sliver of Baja California, Mexico, in an area called the Colonet Peninsula (Punta Colonet).  Author Mark Dodero and study co-author Stephen McCabe, a retired botanist formerly at the University of California, Santa Cruz, jointly decided to name the plant in Hendrix’s honor. The idea for the name took root after Dodero realized he was listening to Hendrix’s song “Voodoo Child” at the very moment he found the pinkish plant.

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