Boechera: after Tyge Wittrock Böcher (Boecher) (1909-1983), born in Copenhagen, an authority on Arctic vegetation and the flora of Greenland, also worked in Argentina. Thanks to Boechera authority Dr. Ihsan Al-Shehbaz at the Missouri Botanical Garden for the following information: "Tyge Boecher worked (1951-1969) on a group of species then referred to as members of the genus Arabis. He did a splendid job. Askel and Doris Love recognized his contribution and named (1975) the genus Boechera after Tyge. It turned out that Arabis and Boechera are [not closely related] genera that belong to different tribes." He also added that the pronunciation of the generic name should be boo'-ker-a. (contributed by Cynthia Powell)
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