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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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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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Britten, James (1846–1924), botanist and Roman Catholic propagandist

William T. Stearn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Botany. 753 words.

Britten, James (1846–1924), botanist and Roman Catholic propagandist, was born on 3 May 1846 at 18 Shawfield Street, Chelsea, London, the son of James Alexander Britten, bookseller, and his...

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Crosfield, George (1785–1847), botanist and Quaker publicist

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religion; Botany. 230 words.

Crosfield, George (1785–1847), botanist and Quaker publicist, was born on 26 May 1785 at Warrington, the son of George Crosfield (1754–1820) and his wife, Ann. His parents left Warrington...

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Curtis, Moses Ashley

Marcus B. Simpson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Botany. 1859 words.

Curtis, Moses Ashley (11 May 1808–10 April 1872), botanist and Episcopal minister, was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the son of Jared Curtis, a teacher and prison chaplain, and...

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Davies, Hugh (1739–1821), botanist and Church of England clergyman

Raymond B. Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Botany. 721 words.

Davies, Hugh (1739–1821), botanist and Church of England clergyman, was born on 3 April 1739 in Llandyfrydog, Anglesey, the youngest of six children of the Revd Lewis Davies, rector of...

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Goodenough, Samuel (1743–1827), bishop of Carlisle and botanist

James H. Price.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Botany. 2000 words.

Goodenough, Samuel (1743–1827), bishop of Carlisle and botanist, was born at Kimpton, near Weyhill, Hampshire, on 29 April 1743, the third son of the Revd William Goodenough, rector of...

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Henslow, John Stevens (1796–1861), botanist and Church of England clergyman

S. Max Walters.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Botany. 2270 words.

Henslow, John Stevens (1796–1861), botanist and Church of England clergyman, was born on 6 February 1796 at Rochester, Kent. He was the eldest of eleven children; his father was John...

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Knowles, Gilbert (1667–1734), Roman Catholic priest and botanist

M. G. Watkins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Botany. 212 words.

Knowles, Gilbert (1667–1734), Roman Catholic priest and botanist, was born in Hampshire, professed at St Gregory's, Douai, France, and was ordained priest in 1700. He was sent to the...

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Lawson, Thomas (bap. 1630, d. 1691), Quaker minister and botanist

Richard L. Greaves.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Botany. 1671 words.

Lawson, Thomas (bap. 1630, d. 1691), Quaker minister and botanist, was baptized on 10 October 1630 at Lawkland in the parish of Clapham, Yorkshire, the son of Thomas Lawson (d. 1649), a...

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