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a list of the phanerogams, ferns and fern-allies commonly cultivated in, the indigenous to, or Lower Provinces and Chittagong; with definitions of the natural orders and genera, and keys to the genera and species

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David Prain

Published by Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.

1903

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David Prain (11 July 1857 – 16 March 1944) was a Scottish physician remembered as a noted amateur botanist. He worked for many years in India working in the Calcutta Botanical Garden and involved in cinchona cultivation in Darjeeling.

In 1884 Prain was recommended to Sir George King (1840–1909), home on leave from his position as director of the Royal Botanic Garden at Calcutta and looking for a medical student with botanical interests to enter the Indian Medical Service. Prain duly went to India as a physician / botanist in the Indian Medical Service, and in 1887 was appointed curator of the Calcutta herbarium. In 1888 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His proposers were Sir Andrew Douglas Maclagan, Argyll Robertson, Alexander Crum Brown, and Sir William Turner.

In 1898 he was promoted to Director of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta as well as the Botanical Survey of India, and superintendent of Cinchona Cultivation in Bengal, remaining there until 1905. From 1898 to ...

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The standard author abbreviation used to indicate this person as the author, when citing a botanical name: Prain

996 plant species named BY Prain and 135 plant species named AFTER Prain.

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996 Plant species named BY Prain

The following 996 plant species names have been described and named BY Prain (Prain)

 

Acacia inopinata Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 66: 507 (1897).

Acacia kingii Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 66: 506 (1897).

Acalypha capensis Prain, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1913(1): 15 (1913).

Acalypha entumenica Prain, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1913(1): 22 (1913).

Acalypha wilmsii Pax ex Prain & Hutch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1913(1): 24 (1913).

Acanthus platyphyllus (Murb.) Prain, Index Kew. Suppl. 4: 2 (1913).

Acroceras Stapf in Prain, Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 9(4): 621 (1920).

Acrymia Prain, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1908(3): 114 (1908).

Acrymia ajugiflora Prain, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1908(3): 115 (1908).

Adenanthera borneensis Brace ex Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 66(1): 244, in clavi. (1897).

Adenocline bupleuroides Prain, in Ann. Bot. 1913, xxvii. 407.

Adenocline stricta Prain, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1912(7): 338 (1912).

Adenocline violifolia Prain, in Ann. Bot. 1913, xxvii. 403.

Adenocline zeyheri Prain, in Ann. Bot. 1913, xxvii. 408.

Adenophora prenanthoides Prain ex Diels, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 5: 176, nomen subnudum (1912).

Adenosma inopinata Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 72(2): 16 (1903).

Aeschynanthus pusillus Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 67: 299 (1898).

Afzelia bakeri Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 66: 209, in obs. (1897).

Agapetes desmogyne King & Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 67(2): 298, in obs., nomen provis. (1898).

Agapetes pottingeri Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 67: 296 (1898).

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135 Plant species named AFTER Prain
Updated on the 9th of June 2020

The following 135 plant species names have been described and named AFTER Prain (… prainii), (… prainiana), (… prainianus), (… prainianum) & (Prainea …)

 

65 species named AFTER Prain (… prainii)

Acacia prainii Maiden, Journ. Roy. Soc. N. S. Wales 1917, li. 238.

Acer prainii H.Lév., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 432 (1912).

Alysicarpus prainii Schindl., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 21: 12 (1925).

Amorphophallus prainii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India [J. D. Hooker] 6(19): 516 (1893).

Aphyllorchis prainii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India [J. D. Hooker] 6(17): 117 (1890).

Arundinaria prainii Gamble, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 7: 21.

Aster prainii (J.R.Drumm.) Y.L.Chen, Geol. Ecol. Studies Qinghai-Xizang Plateau 2: 1314 (1981).

Campylotropis capillipes subsp. prainii (Collett & Hemsl.) Iokawa & H.Ohashi, J. Jap. Bot. 77(4): 209 (2002) (2002).

Campylotropis prainii Schindler, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 11: 341 (1912).

Caragana prainii C.K.Schneid., Bull. Herb. Boissier Ser. II. vii. 313 (1907).

Carex prainii C.B.Clarke, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 36: 305 (1904).

Carex prainii Kük., Bull. Herb. Boissier Ser. II. lv. 51 (1903).

Chlamydites prainii J.R.Drumm., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1907(3): 91 (1907).

Dalbergia prainii Thoth., J. Jap. Bot. 50(2): 52 (1975).

Desmodium prainii Schindl., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 21: 2 (1925).

Elaphoglossum prainii S.R.Ghosh & A.Biswas, J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 4(3): 995 (1983).

Endocomia macrocoma subsp. prainii (King) W.J.de Wilde, Blumea 30(1): 187 (1984): (1984).

Epilobium prainii H.Lév., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 9: 19 (1910).

Epipactis prainii A.A.Eaton, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington xxi. 65 (1908).

Eria prainii Briq., Annuaire Conserv. Jard. Bot. Genève 1900, 210.

Fagraea prainii Gand., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 65: 58, in clavi (1918).

Gentiana prainii Burkill, J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 2: 317 (1906).

Gentiana recurvata subsp. prainii (Burkill) Halda, Acta Mus. Richnov., Sect. Nat. 3(1): 40 (1995): (1995).

Goniophlebium prainii Bedd., J. Bot. 31: 226 (1893).

Goodyera prainii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India [J. D. Hooker] 6(17): 112 (1890).

Goodyera recurva var. prainii (Hook.f.) Pradhan, Indian Orchids 1: 106 (1976).

Gynocardia prainii Tschirch, Handb. Pharmakogn. ii. 724 (1912), nomen.

Gynocardia prainii Desprez, Le Chaulmoogra 15 (1900), in obs.

Habenaria prainii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India [J. D. Hooker] 6(17): 159 (1890).

Hibiscus prainii Raizada & Chatterjee, Sci. & Cult. xxvi. (Corr. Ident. Hib. Tort.) 47 (1960).

Horsfieldia prainii Warb., Nova Acta Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. German. Nat. Cur. 68: 292 (1897).

Impatiens prainii Hook.f., Hooker's Icon. Pl. 30: t. 2959 (1911).

Impatiens prainii Hook.f., Rec. Bot. Surv. India iv. 14.

Ipomoea prainii J.R.I.Wood & Scotland, Nat. Plants 5(11): 1136-44 (Suppl.: 25) (2019).

Jasminum prainii H.Lév., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 148 (1911).

Kobresia prainii Kük., Bull. Herb. Boissier Ser. II. iv. 50.

Kobresia prainii var. elliptica Y.C.Yang, Fl. Xizang. 5: 387 (1987) (1987).

Leptorkis prainii Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 671 (1891).

Lespedeza prainii Collett & Hemsl., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. xxviii. (1890) 46.

Liparis prainii Hook.f., Hooker's Icon. Pl. 19: t. 1857 (1889).

Microcalamus prainii Gamble, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 59(2): t. 7 (1890).

Millettia prainii Dunn, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. xli. 174 (1912).

Mitrephora prainii King, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 61(1): 88 (1892).

Myristica prainii King, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 3(3): 299 (1891).

Neomicrocalamus prainii (Gamble) Keng f., et in l.c. 2(2): 10 (July 1983), genus validly publ.: (1983).

Neomicrocalamus prainii (Gamble) Keng f., J. Bamboo Res. 2(1): 38 (Jan. 1983), genus not validly publ.; (1983).

Nepeta prainii Duthie, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 9: 63.

Ostodes prainii Gand., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 66: 287 (1920).

Paederia prainii Gand., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 65: 35 (1918).

Pandanus prainii Martelli, Bull. Soc. Bot. Ital. 1904, 301.

Peristylus prainii Kraenzl., Orch. Gen. et Sp. i. 514.

Polypodiastrum prainii (Bedd.) Ching, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(4): 28 (1978).

Polypodiastrum prainii (Bedd.) Ching, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 1(1): 31 (1979).

Polypodiodes prainii (Bedd.) Fraser-Jenk., New Sp. Syndr. Indian Pteridol. 201 (1997).

Polypodium prainii (Bedd.) C.Chr., Index Filic. 327 (1905).

Pseuduvaria prainii Merr., Philipp. J. Sci., C 10: 255 (1915).

Psychotria prainii H.Lév., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 9: 324 (1911).

Pteris prainii S.R.Ghosh, J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 3(2): 591 (1982).

Racemobambos prainii (Gamble) Keng f. & T.H.Wen, J. Bamboo Res. 5(2): 13 (1986): (1986).

Racosperma prainii (Maiden) Pedley, Austrobaileya 6(3): 481 (2003).

Rhodiola prainii (Raym.-Hamet) H.Ohba, J. Jap. Bot. 51(12): 386 (1976).

Sedum prainii Raym.-Hamet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 56: 566 (1910).

Semecarpus prainii King, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 65(3): 511 (1896).

Symplocos prainii H.Lév., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 9: 445 (1911).

Yoania prainii King & Pantl., Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 8: 175.

45 species named AFTER Prain (… prainiana)

Agapetes prainiana Koord., Nova Guinea 8: 886 (1912).

Agave prainiana A.Berger, Agaven 246 (1915).

Anotis prainiana Talbot, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 11: 237 (1897).

Aporosa prainiana King ex Gage, Rec. Bot. Surv. India ix. 228 (1922); Pax & K. Hoffm. in Engl. Pflanzenr.Euphorb.-Phyllanthoid.-Phyllanth. 92 (1922).

Aporosa prainiana var. chondroneura Airy Shaw, Kew Bull. 25(3): 476 (1971).

Bauhinia prainiana Craib, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1924(3): 93 (1924).

Berberis prainiana Stapf, Bot. Mag. 152(4): sub t. 9153 (1928), nom. inval.

Boesenbergia prainiana Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12: 316 (1913).

Corydalis prainiana Kanodia & Mukerjee, Rec. Bot. Surv. India 20(2): 32 (1973), nom. illeg.

Curculigo prainiana (Deb) Bennet & Raizada, Indian J. Forest. 4(1): 67 (1981).

Curculigo prainiana var. josephii (D.K.Roy, D.Verma & Talukdar) Kottaim., Int. J. Curr. Res. Biosci. Pl. Biol. 6(10): 39 (2019).

Dimorphanthera prainiana J.J.Sm., Nova Guinea 12: 148 (1914).

Dioscorea prainiana R.Knuth, Pflanzenr. (Engler) Dioscoreac. 286 (1924).

Eugenia prainiana King, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 70: 116 (1901).

Galeottia prainiana (Rolfe) Dressler & Christenson, Lindleyana 3(4): 222 (1989).

Garcinia prainiana King, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 59(2): 171. 1890; Vesque, in DC. Monog. Phan. viii. (1893) 329.

Hancea prainiana H.Lév., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 9: 223 (1911).

Hedyotis prainiana King, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 72(4): 158 (1904).

Hedyotis prainiana (Talbot) R.S.Rao & Hemadri, Indian Forester 99(6): 378 (1973).

Impatiens prainiana Gilg, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 43(1-2): 127 (1909).

Kaempferia prainiana King ex Baker, Fl. Brit. India [J. D. Hooker] 6(17): 220 (1890).

Meconopsis prainiana Kingdon-Ward, Gard. Chron. ser. 3, 79: 308; et in Ann. Bot. 1926, xl. 537 (1926).

Meconopsis prainiana var. lutea (G.Taylor) Grey-Wilson, Gen. Meconopsis 263 (2014).

Mendoncella prainiana (Rolfe) Garay, Orquideologia 8: 32 (1973).

Mimosa prainiana Gamble, Fl. Madras 421 (1919); et in Kew Bull. 1920, 5.

Molineria prainiana Deb, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 6: 77 (1965).

Molineria prainiana var. josephii D.K.Roy, D.Verma & Talukdar, J. Jap. Bot. 90(1): 61 (2015).

Neanotis prainiana (Talbot) W.H.Lewis, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. liii. 40 (1966).

Nervilia prainiana (King & Pantl.) Seidenf., Dansk Bot. Ark. 32(2): 149 (1978).

Oberonia prainiana King & Pantl., J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 64: 331 (1896).

Oldenlandia prainiana Craib, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1910(8): 278 (1910).

Oldenlandia prainiana Elmer, Leafl. Philipp. Bot. i. 17 (1906).

Pauletia prainiana (Craib) A.Schmitz, Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 110(1-2): 12 (1977).

Pedicularis prainiana Maxim., Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg 32: 567 (1888).

Pogonia prainiana King & Pantl., J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 65: 129 (1896).

Quercus prainiana H.Lév., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12: 363 (1913).

Rourea prainiana Talbot, Forest Fl. Bombay l. 368 (1909).

Santaloides prainiana (Talbot) G.Schellenb., Pflanzenr. (Engler) Connarac. 127 (1938).

Saurauia prainiana Buscal., Malpighia 25: 7, 248 (-250, fig. 10) (1912).

Saurauia prainiana Buscal., Malpighia 1912, xxv. 248.

Saurauia prainiana var. humboldtiana Buscal., Malpighia 25: 8. 1912; 396 (1913).

Saurauia prainiana var. pastasana (Diels) Soejarto, Fl. Ecuador 17: 46 (1982).

Saurauia scabra var. prainiana Buscal., Malpighia 27(11-12): 493 (-495) (1927).

Tali prainiana (Talbot) M.R.Almeida, Fl. Maharashtra 1: 284 (1996) (1996).

Vigna prainiana Babu & S.K.Sharma, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 27(1-4): 19, nom. nov. (1987).

7 species named AFTER Prain (… prainianus)

Cocculus prainianus (Diels) A.Pramanik & Thoth., Kew Bull. 42(3): 706 (1987).

Gastrochilus prainianus Ridl., J. Straits Branch Roy. Asiat. Soc. xxxii. 115.

Goniothalamus prainianus King, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 61(1): 72 (1892).

Pericampylus prainianus Diels, Pflanzenr. (Engler) Menispermac. 221 (1910).

Phyllanthus prainianus Collett & Hensl., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. xxviii. (1890) 123.

Plectranthus prainianus Dunn, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 8: 158 (1913).

Senecio prainianus A.Berger, Gard. Chron. ser. 3, 50: 82 (1911).

6 species named AFTER Prain (… prainianum)

Calophyllum prainianum King, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 59(2): 175. 1890; Vesque, in DC. Monog. Phan. viii. (1893) 550.

Crinum × prainianum W.Muller, Gartenflora 1931, lxxx. 12.

Papaver prainianum (Kingdon-Ward) Christenh. & Byng, Global Fl. 4: 71 (2018).

Pithecellobium prainianum Merr., Philipp. J. Sci. 1(Suppl. 1): 61 (1906).

Rhododendron prainianum Koord., Nova Guinea 8: 187 (1909).

Zygopetalum prainianum Rolfe, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914(10): 376 (1914).

12 species named AFTER Prain (Prainea …)

Artocarpus subgen. Prainea (King ex Hook.f.) Zerega, Supardi & T.J.Motley, Syst. Bot. 35(4): 779 (2010).

Prainea King ex Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India [J. D. Hooker] 5(15): 546 (1888).

Prainea cuspidata Becc., Nelle Foreste di Borneo 636.

Prainea frutescens Becc., Nelle Foreste di Borneo 635.

Prainea limpato (Miq.) Beumee ex K.Heyne, Nutt. Pl. Ned.-Ind., ed. 2 1: 579 (1927).

Prainea limpato var. longipedunculata Kochummen, Malaysian Forester 41(1): 29 (1978).

Prainea limpato subsp. papuana (Becc.) C.C.Berg, Blumea 50(3): 545 (2005).

Prainea microcephala J.J.Sm., Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg ser. 3, 6: 80 (1924).

Prainea multinervia Merr., Philipp. J. Sci. 29: 363 (1926).

Prainea papuana Becc., Nelle Foreste di Borneo 635.

Prainea rumphiana Becc., Nelle Foreste di Borneo 636.

Prainea scandens King, Fl. Brit. India [J. D. Hooker] 5(15): 547 (1888).

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