ⓘ Banksia idiogenes

                                     

ⓘ Banksia idiogenes

Banksia idiogenes was first discovered by Alex George in 1986, and published by him in 1996 as Dryandra idiogenes, the specific epithet coming from the Greek idiogenes "distinctive, peculiar", in reference to this species unusual involucrum, indumentum and the strongly scented red and white flowers. Indeed, George considered the species to be so distinctive that he placed it alone in a new series that he named Dryandra ser. Inusitatae, from the Latin inusitatus "rare, unusual".

Since 1998, Austin mast publishes the results of cladistics analyses of data of DNA sequences for potrebu Banksiinae. His analysis provided compelling evidence of the paraphyly of Banksia with respect to Dryandra to, that is, it seems that Dryandra arose in the ranks of "Banksia". Early in 2007, mast and Kevin Thiele initiated a redistribution of Banksia sinking Dryandra into it as B. ser. Thus Dryandra idiogenes became Banksia idiogenes. This transfer requires the removal of George intrapartum location Dryandra thus D. ser. Inusitatae does not exist. Mast and Thiele have already foreshadowed publishing a full arrangement once sampling DNA Dryandra is complete.