East African Plant Collectors


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East African Plant Collectors Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Royal Botanic Gardens: Kew Publishing
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Pages: 520 ISBN: 9781842463710 Category:

A record of some 2,700 people who have collected herbarium specimens in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, designed as a supplement to the now complete Flora of Tropical East Africa.

The profiles give an indication of careers and interests, the places where the plants have been collected and herbaria in which the specimens are located. A timeline and a synopsis give an idea of professions and the changes through the eras since the first recorded herbarium specimens were collected in 1781.

Weight2.3 kg



Author Biography

Diana Polhill worked in the Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 1957 to 1994, and was Assistant Editor of the Flora of Tropical East Africa, and compiled the companion volume Flora of Tropical East Africa: Index of Collecting Localities (1988). Roger Polhill worked in the Kew Herbarium from 1961 to 1997 and was Editor of the Flora from 1966 until his retirement, since when he has continued to assist with the African floras and helped Diana with this book. The book also owes much to 454 contributors and correspondents involved with plant collecting in the region.