Definitions

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  • adjective Wright (attributive); used in taxonomic names for organisms having English names of the form "Wright's ..."

Etymologies

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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Wright, especially Charles Wright.

Examples

  • Paspalum pulchellum, Tonina fluviatilis and Utricularia subulata and in drier areas the grasses Fimbristylis paradoxa and Declieuxia fruticosa with palm thickets Acoelorraphe wrightii and Pinus caribaea var. hondurensis, 20-25 m tall.

    Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras

  • Consequently, the degrade soil now supports exotic species such as 'coco plum' Chrysobalanus icaco, lemon grass Cymbopogon citratus and calice du pape Tabebuia pallida, along with the endemic Dillenia ferruginea (R), Paragenipa lancifolia, Memecyclon elaeagni, Syzygium wrightii, Pandanus multispicatus and Deckenia nobilis, as well as Intsia bijuga and Canthium bibracteatum.

    Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, Seychelles

  • Clay dunes near the coast were also covered with brush on their leeward sides, while the windward sides held a thick growth of zacatón grass (Sporolobus wrightii).

    Western Gulf coastal grasslands

  • The vegetation of 600-800 square kilometers (km2) of shallow water is vast expanses of seagrass, especially the eelgrass Zostera noltii in the intertidal zone and Cymodocea nodosa with Halodule wrightii in the subtidal zone.

    Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania

  • The dominant seagrasses are turtle grass Thalassia testudinum, manatee grass Syringodium filiforme and shoal grass Halodule wrightii.

    Everglades National Park, United States

  • There are a few mysterious exceptions, such as jimson weed (Datura wrightii) and desert milkweed (Asclepias erosa).

    Adaptations of desert plants

  • For its size, the park has one of the richest salamander faunas in the world with species that vary from the endemic pigmy salamander Desmognathus wrightii, to the aquatic hellbender Cryptobranchus alleganiensis.

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States

  • The most important of these plants include: mesquite, various species of acacia including Acacia smallii and A. tortuosa, desert hackberry, javelina bush, cenizo (sometimes called purple sage), common bee-brush or white brush (Aloysia wrightii), Texas prickly pear, and tasajillo or desert Christmas cactus.

    Tamaulipan mezquital

  • Moister area vegetation consists of sedge prairie, which includes palm thickets of Acoelorraphe wrightii.

    Northern Honduras mangroves

  • Among these are Alaska Nagoon berry Rubus articus stellatus (R), fragile sedge Carex membranacea, wedge-leaved primrose Primula cuneifolia saxifragifolia (R), and Wright's golden saxifrage Chrysosplenium wrightii.

    Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Wilderness Park, Canada

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