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Taxonomy: Why 19 ferns are named after Lady Gaga and a bug is named after Brad Pitt

In 2012, popstar Lady Gaga had an entire genus of 19 ferns named after her. Image: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly - HP1EF561S6T6C

Natalie Marchant

Freelance Writer, Editor, World Economic Forum

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One fern resembles one of Lady Gaga's famously extravagant outfits. Image: Wired
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