But now a music star has moved into my science space, too! The new Gaga fern genus, named after Lady Gaga, contains almost twenty little monster species, one actually named Gaga monstraparva. Another takes her real name -- Gaga germanotta. (Who knew Lady Gaga wasn't her real name? Whoa!)
Must the superstars rise to the top in every field? Can’t they leave something for us little guys? I can still dream, I suppose. Perhaps someday there will be a fungus christened Daugust baertleinia. But I’m sure I’ll have to dig out of the swamp myself!