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Named for Carl Peter (Pehr or Per) Thunberg (1743-1828), doctor, botanist, student of Linnaeus who collected plants in Japan, Sri Lanka and South Africa. He published Flora Japonica (1784); Prodomus plantarum capensis (2 vols., 1794, 1800); Icones plantarum japonicarum (1805); Flora capensis (1807-1823) on the South African collections, and Voyages de C.P. Thunberg au Japon par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance, les Isles de la Sonde (1796) about his travels. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in April 1788.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry. (2012). Doctors in the Medicinal Garden. Plants named after physicians. Royal College of Physicians. link
Thunbergia alata 'Sunny Susy New Orange'Family: ACANTHACEAE
Cultivar: 'Sunny Susy New Orange'
Common names: Black-eyed Susan
Distribution summary: Africa
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Wolfson Terrace (T)
Flowering months: July, August
Reason for growing: Commemorative