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Acanthus

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

(family Acanthaceae)

A genus of shrubs and perennial herbs, most of which are xeromorphic and have spiny leaves. Some species are cultivated as ornamentals. The upper lip of the...

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Adam, Robert Moyes (1885–1967), photographer and botanist

S. K. Hillhouse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Botany. 1000 words.

Adam, Robert Moyes (1885–1967), photographer and botanist, was born on 1 January 1885 at the Evangelical Union manse, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland, the son of John Adam (1841–c.1916),...

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aśoka

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

An evergreen tree (Saraca indica) with a spectacular red flower. Sacred to Śiva, it is associated with chastity, and is said to bloom if kicked by a pure girl.

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Atkins [née Children], Anna (1799–1871), botanist and photographic artist

Larry J. Schaaf.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Botany. 688 words.

Atkins [née Children], Anna (1799–1871), botanist and photographic artist, was born on 16 March 1799 in Tonbridge, Kent, the only child of John George Children (1777–1852), scientist, and...

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Babington, (Charles) Cardale (1808–1895), botanist and archaeologist

D. E. Allen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Botany. 1928 words.

Babington, (Charles) Cardale (1808–1895), botanist and archaeologist, was born on 23 November 1808, at Ludlow, Shropshire, the son of Joseph Babington (1768–1826), at that time a physician,...

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balk

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Architecture.

1 Any large piece of squared timber.

2 Lintel or summer-beam.

3 Upper roof-tie, or balk-tie, between rafters.

4null...

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banyan

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Hinduism.

Species of fig tree (Ficus) that have spreading crowns and descending prop roots. They commence life as epiphytes; then descending anastomosing (see anastomosis) roots strangle the trunk of...

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Bartram, John (1699–1777), botanist and explorer in America

Frank N. Egerton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Botany. 1368 words.

Bartram, John (1699–1777), botanist and explorer in America, was born on 23 May 1699 on a farm at Marple, Pennsylvania, near Darby, the elder of two sons of William Bartram (d. 1711),...

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Bennett, Alfred William (1833–1902), botanist and publisher

R. J. Cleevely.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Botany; Publishing. 928 words.

Bennett, Alfred William (1833–1902), botanist and publisher, was born on 24 June 1833 at Clapham, Surrey, the second son of William Bennett (d. 1873), tea dealer and botanist, and his wife,...

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Bicknell, Clarence (1842–1918), archaeologist and botanist

Desmond Hawkins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Botany. 1047 words.

Bicknell, Clarence (1842–1918), archaeologist and botanist, the youngest son of Elhanan Bicknell (1788–1861), financier and art patron, and his third wife, Lucinda Sarah (1801–1850), sister...

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