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On Tue, 2009-07-28 at 10:13 +1000, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> I'm pretty happy with the correa reflexa here:
> <http://www.ramin.com.au/annandale/veg-purple-flowers.shtml>

That would be 'Correa reflexa' - binomial names are capitalised on the
genus and lowercase on the species, regardless of if the species is
derived from a person's name etc.  In this case the species name refers
to a curved-back form, perhaps the leaves.  'Correa' is named after Jose
Francisco Correa da Sera (1791-1823) who was Permanent Secretary to the
Royal Academy of Sciences in Lisbon [1].

On the web site both parts of the binomial names are capitalised.

There should be plenty of botanic resources to help you along with your
names, including those centred around major herbaria eg:
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/
http://www.anbg.gov.au/databases/database-table.html

You'll find all sorts of useful information such as the meaning of
botanic names and correct spelling eg Indigifera: Latin indigo + fero,
to bear (two species are sources of the dye) [1].

Cheers,

Kevin

[1] F.A. Sharr "WA plant names and their meanings" UWAP 1978