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Fargesia rufa T.P.Yi Poaceae. Farges bamboo. Distribution: China. Named, in 1985, after Paul Guillaume Farges (1844-1912), a French missionary and plant collector, who went in 1867 with the Missions Étrangères to north-east Szechuan. He botanised extensively and amassed 4,000 herbarium specimens which he sent back o France. He discovered and sent back seeds of the handkerchief tree, Davidia involucrata, one of which germinated after 18 months. Eighty plants have been named after him. (Cox, 1945
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