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The West African Herbaria of Isert and Thonning

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A taxonomic and nomenclatural revision of the collections made by two Danish botanists between 1783 and 1803 - at a time when little was known of the tropical African flora.
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Author: F. N. Hepper, 227pp.  245 x 155mm. Half-tone illustrations. Hardback, with jacket. ISBN 9780950487601, Kew Publishing, 1976

A taxonomic and nomenclatural revision of the collections made by two Danish botanists between 1783 and 1803 - at a time when little was known of the tropical African flora. The species are arranged alphabetically by family and genus under their currently recognized botanical name, with relevant synonyms, vernacular names, translations of field and economic notes, and a place-name gazetteer.

 

Frank Nigel Hepper was an English botanist, best known for his work as editor of The Flora of West Tropical Africa (vols. II and III). During his career at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Hepper charge of the Africa section of Kew's Herbarium. He undertook several expeditions to East Africa including Kenya, Tanzanua, Malawi and Yemen. In 1986 he initiated the Rain Forest Genetic Resources Project, run by Kew and funded by the ODA at Lime Botanic Garden, Cameroon.

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