John Lindley (1799 - 1865)

John Lindley John Lindley is honoured nowadays as the foremost British orchidologist of the nineteenth century indeed by some as the father of orchidology He is especially remembered for his fundamental achieveme

  • Title: John Lindley (1799 - 1865)
  • Author: William T. Stearn
  • ISBN: 9781851492961
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Hardcover
  • John Lindley is honoured nowadays as the foremost British orchidologist of the nineteenth century, indeed by some as the father of orchidology He is especially remembered for his fundamental achievement in the classification, description and naming of orchids He established than 120 genera of Orchidaceae However, he was also among the most industrious and productJohn Lindley is honoured nowadays as the foremost British orchidologist of the nineteenth century, indeed by some as the father of orchidology He is especially remembered for his fundamental achievement in the classification, description and naming of orchids He established than 120 genera of Orchidaceae However, he was also among the most industrious and productive of the nineteenth century botanists As administrator, professor, horticulturist, taxonomist, editor, journalist and botanical artist he used his time to the full His forthright report on the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew saved it from destruction and provided a view of the potentialities which led ultimately to the development of Kew into a world important institution This volume commemorates the bi centenary of his birth Professor Stearn sketches Lindley s career as a whole and the distinguished panel of contributors he has brought together then give detailed treatment to Lindley s roles as orchidologist, as palaeobo

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