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See also: clivia



(plant): New Latin, Clive (a surname) +‎ -ia, named by botanist John Lindley (1799-1865) after Charlotte Florentina Clive (died 1866)[1][2]

(wasp): From Latin clivus (rise, slope), referring to the strongly convex scutellum. Named and described in 2005 by Yan-Zhou Zhang and Da-Wei Huang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[3].

Proper noun[edit]

Clivia f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Amaryllidaceae – the clivias or kaffir lilies.
  2. A taxonomic genus within the family Encyrtidae – a monotypic taxon, containing only Clivia antoninae, a parasitoid chalcid wasp of China.



chalcid wasp
  1. ^ Erhardt, Walter & Götz, Erich & Bödeker, Nils & Seybold, Siegmund, Zander. Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen. Dictionary of plant names. Dictionnaire des noms de plantes, Ulmer, 2000.
  2. ^ Hyam, Roger & Pankhurst, Richard, Plants and their Names. A Concise Dictionary, Oxford University Press, US, 1995.
  3. ^ Zhang, Y.Z.; Huang, D.W. (2005) A new genus and a new species of Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) from China., JOURBOOK: Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica VOLUME: 30(1) PAGES: 150-154