Sir Ghillean Tolmie Prance (b. 13 July1937), is one of the foremost botanists of our time. He has published extensively on the taxonomy of families such as Chrysobalanaceae and Lecythidaceae, but he perhaps drew more attention in documenting the pollination ecology of Victoria amazonica. The foremost public office he held was as director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (1988-1999). He was knighted in 1995. Since his retirement he has remained very active, notably involving himself with the Eden project. July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Genera Acioa Atuna Bafodeya Chrysobalanus Coupeia Dactyladenia Exellodendron Grangeria Hirtella Hunga Kostermanthus Licania Magnistipula Maranthes Neocarya Parastemon Parinari Chrysobalanaceae is a family of flowering plants, consisting of 17 genera and about 400 species of leptocaul trees or shrubs. ... Genera Barringtonia Bertholletia Careya Cariniana Couratari Couroupita Grias Gustavia Lecythis Napoleonaea The Lecythidaceae is a family of about 20 genera and 250-300 species woody plants native to tropical South America. ... Species Victoria amazonica (Poepp. ... Royal Botanic Gardens redirects here. ... The Eden Project Inside the tropical Biome The Eden Project is a large-scale environmental complex near St Austell, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. ...
There is a biography by Clive Langmead:
A Passion for plants. The story of Ghillean Prance's Life from the Brazilian Forests of Brazil to Kew Gardens. 1995, 2nd ed. 2001. Kew. ISBN 1-900347-76-8.
This is a list of botanists by their author abbreviation, designed for citation in the botanical names they have published. ... In botanical nomenclature, author citation refers to the person (or team) who valid published the name, i. ... A botanical name is a formal name conforming to the ICBN. As with its zoological and bacterial equivalents it may also be called a scientific name. Botanical names may be in one part (genus and above), two parts (species) or three parts (below the rank of species). ...
A 1998 interview
University of Reading
Categories: Botanists with author abbreviations | 1937 births | Living people | British botanists | Fellows of the Royal Society | Knights Bachelor
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