Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.
A genius is a man who shoots at something no one else can see and hits it.
The author, who was considered a genius, wrote in a particular genre and her genius was making sense of the genus and species of plants in the aquatic world.
This phrase is used to indicate others of the same class of persons or things; such as, "and all that sort of thing" and is considered by one source as "a pretentious substitute for et cetera, etc.".