New flowering peas named after Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito

Main report: Unlikely pair of plants named after stars of movie 'Twins'
(Australian National University News)
Other Reporting: Science Daily
Scientific Paper: Phytotaxa    
New Taxa: Daviesia schwarzenegger, Daviesia devito
Species named for: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito
Categories: New Species | Plants

ANU biologists have named an unlikely pair of plants after Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, the stars of the 1988 movie Twins.  Lead researcher Emeritus Professor Mike Crisp said one of the species of Daviesia, a genus of Australian pea flowers, was much more robust than the other, calling to mind the movie about Julius and his twin brother Vincent, the products of a genetic project.  Other new Daviesia species are described.

Davieisia schwartzenegger flowers. Photo: Mike Crisp, ANU

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