James Bond: Caribbean Plant Named After American Ornithologist Whose Name Was Used for Fictional Spy

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The Jamesbondia, a new subgenus of Caribbean plants, was named after James Bond, an expert on birds, Plant Biosystems reported. Writer Ian Fleming took Bond's moniker to create the spy character.

http://sciencebulletin.org/archives/612.html

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  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I posted this in a separate thread, figured it wouldn't warrant opening an entire thread for. But, since we have one now, why not? Happy to see that 'Jamesbondia' is now an official word.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Oh, sorry. Which one did you post it in? But yeah, how cool does "Jamesbondia" sound?
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
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    Wow that guy has more things named after him!!!
  • mcdonbbmcdonbb deep in the Heart of Texas
    edited May 2016 Posts: 4,116
    Fictional spy, an island named after the spy named after him, and now some weed.

    Forgive me mods... unintentional double post.
  • TheWizardOfIceTheWizardOfIce 'One of the Internet's more toxic individuals'
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    'Jamesbondia is clearly dedicated to the ornithologist James Bond'

    Yeah course it is chaps because you want the publicity of using the name James Bond without the law suit from EON.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Great news!

    For anyone interested, here's a .pdf file of the article that announced this in 2014:

    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/11263504.2014.941034
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Wait, what? So this is old news?
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Wait, what? So this is old news?

    I think it must be. Perhaps the research was only picked up by the media recently?
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