Pimpinellus is derived from Pimpinella,
the herb Anise, which has the
botanical name Pimpinella anisum.
Its odor and taste remind one of Christmas,
Anise cookies and home-made Anise candies
as well as the the hot herbal tea,
which is good for a sore throat.
Hello, my given name ist Burkhard, but my name as in Wikipedia is Pimpinellus. I live in Munich, Germany and am active in Wikimedia and Wikipedia. As such, I enthusiastically support the goal, by means of Wikipedia, to collect knowledge and to make it available to everybody.
What a serendipity! Just before the Corona pandemic struck, I returned from a 60 day expedition retracing the steps of Alexander von Humboldt from Cuba to Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico and on to Washington, D.C. Here is my travelreport, in text and with photos.