Fedchenko

1978 PT2. Discovered 1978 Aug. 8 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named for the family of scientists, including Aleksej Pavlovich Fedchenko (1844-1873), outstanding Russian naturalist and geographer known for his exploration of central Asia; his wife Ol'ga Aleksandrovna Fedchenko (1845-1921), prominent Russian botanist and plant collector, pioneer in the study of Turkestan flora; and their son Boris Alekseevich Fedchenko (1872-1947), distinguished botanist and geographer, prolific writer, and one of the initiators and most active contributors to the multi-volume "Flora of the U.S.S.R." (M 12971)

Name proposed by the discoverer, following a suggestion by C. E. Spratt.

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