Frank Kingdon-Ward

Frank Kingdon-Ward

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Francis Kingdon-Ward, born Francis Kingdon Ward (6 November 1885 in Manchester - 8 April 1958) was an English botanist, explorer, plant collector and author. He published most of his books as Frank Kingdon-Ward and this hyphenated form of his name stuck, becoming the surname of his wives and two daughters. It also became a nom-de-plume for his sister Winifred Mary Ward by default. He went on around 25 expeditions over a period of nearly fifty years, exploring Tibet, North Western China, Burma (Myanmar) and Assam (now part of North Eastern India). In Burma he met and conducted some research into foresty and plants in the country with native botanist Chit Ko Ko. Among his collections were the first viable seed of Meconopsis betonicifolia (Himalayan blue poppy, first discovered by P re Delavay), Primula florindae (giant cowslip, named after his first wife Florinda, n e Norman-Thompson) and Rhododendron wardii, a yellow flowered species.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135728679
  • 9786135728675