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Bidwill, John Carne (1815–1853), botanist and traveller

Jane Tucker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Botany. 369 words.

Bidwill, John Carne (1815–1853), botanist and traveller, was born on 5 February 1815 at Exeter, the son of Joseph Green Bidwill and his wife, Charlotte, née Carne. At the age of seventeen...

Fortune, Robert (1812–1880), traveller and botanist

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Botany. 939 words.

Fortune, Robert (1812–1880), traveller and botanist, was born at Kelloe in the parish of Edrom, Berwickshire, on 16 September 1812, the son of Thomas Fortune, hedger, and his wife, Agnes, n...

Gibson, George Stacey (1818–1883), botanist and philanthropist

D. E. Allen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Botany. 687 words.

Gibson, George Stacey (1818–1883), botanist and philanthropist, was born on 20 July 1818 at Saffron Walden, Essex, the only child of Wyatt George Gibson (1790–1862) and Deborah, daughter of...

Ludlow, Frank (1885–1972), traveller

Michael Rank.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian History; Maps and Map-making; World History; Travel and Holiday; Botany; Agriculture and Farming. 1564 words.

Ludlow, Frank (1885–1972), traveller, was born at 24 Queens Road, Chelsea, London, on 10 August 1885, the son of Walter Ludlow, grocer, and his wife, Ellen Elizabeth, née Crouch. About 1890...

Lyall, Robert (1789–1831), botanist and traveller

John H. Appleby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Botany. 1364 words.

Lyall, Robert (1789–1831), botanist and traveller, was born in Abbey parish, Paisley, on 26 November 1789, the son of William and Janet (née Tassie or Tassin) Lyall. Probably educated at...

orchid

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

Romanesque octopus-leaf, a leaf-like form with pronounced round fleshy lobes.

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pawpaw

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

Asimina triloba. See Annonaceae and disjunct distribution.

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Polunin, Oleg Vladimirovitch (1914–1985), botanist and traveller

Thomas Huxley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Botany. 837 words.

Polunin, Oleg Vladimirovitch (1914–1985), botanist and traveller, was born on 28 November 1914 at Reading, the second of three sons (there was also a daughter) of Russian-born Vladimir...

rhododendron

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

(family Ericaceae)

A genus of shrubs or trees that have big, scaly buds, simple, alternate, mostly evergreen leaves, and flowers borne in short racemes or umbel-like clusters, with...

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Salaman, Redcliffe Nathan (1874–1955), geneticist and Jewish activist

Paolo Palladino.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law; Genetics and Genomics; Judaism and Jewish Studies; Ethnic Politics; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 1021 words.

Salaman, Redcliffe Nathan (1874–1955), geneticist and Jewish activist, was born Nathan Redcliffe Salaman, at 100 Redcliffe Gardens, Kensington, London, on 12 September 1874, the ninth of...

Seemann, Berthold Carl (1825–1871), botanist and traveller

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Botany. 1344 words.

Seemann, Berthold Carl (1825–1871), botanist and traveller, was born on 28 February 1825 at Hanover, the son of a clarinettist at the Court Theatre, and his wife, Caroline. From October...

shiitake

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

A mushroom-like fungus, Lentinula edodes (formerly Lentinus edodes) cultivated for food, e.g. in Japan.

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Spruce, Richard (1817–1893), botanist and traveller

G. S. Boulger.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Botany. 1063 words.

Spruce, Richard (1817–1893), botanist and traveller, was born on 10 September 1817 at Ganthorpe in Yorkshire, where his father was village schoolmaster. His mother was related to the...

tulip

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

There are around 100 species of tulip, from temperate climates, all from the Old World, particularly Central Asia. There is a handful of European natives but some species have become ...

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