Waterhousia floribunda (Water-HOUZ-ee-a floor-ee-BUND-a)
Common Names: Weepinglillypilly/myrtle/satin ash/cherry/eugenia, drooping myrtle, (large-leaved) water gum
Derivation of the name:
Waterhousia: after Frederick George Waterhouse(1815 – 1898) a naturalist and museum curator. Waterhouse was the founder and first Curator of the South Australian Museum 1860-82 and was also a member of John McDouall Stuart’s transcontinental expedition in 1861.
floribunda: from botanical Latin “floribundus” profusely flowering, free-flowering or full of flowers, in reference to the tree’s flowering habit