Gaga (genus)

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Gaga
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Pteridaceae
Genus: Gaga
Pryer, F. W. Li
& Windham [1]
Type species
Gaga marginata
(Kunth) F. W. Li & Windham [1]
Species
See text

Gaga is a genus of 19 species of ferns named for American singer and songwriter Lady Gaga. Two species are new: Gaga germanotta, a Costa Rican native named for Gaga's family; she was born Stefani Germanotta, and Gaga monstraparva, a Mexican native named for Gaga's fans, known as 'little monsters'. The remaining 17 species had been assigned to the genus Cheilanthes before reclassification.[2]

Species[edit]

  • Gaga angustifolia
  • Gaga apiacea
  • Gaga arizonica
  • Gaga chaerophylla
  • Gaga complanata
  • Gaga cuneata
  • Gaga decomposita
  • Gaga decurrens
  • Gaga germanotta
  • Gaga harrisii
  • Gaga hintoniorum
  • Gaga hirsuta
  • Gaga kaulfussii
  • Gaga lerstenii
  • Gaga marginata
  • Gaga membranacea
  • Gaga monstraparva
  • Gaga pellaeopsis
  • Gaga purpusii

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gaga Pryer, F. W. Li & Windham". Tropicos.org. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Nineteen Species of Fern Named for Lady Gaga". Duke University. 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2012-10-30.