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on some indian forest grasses and their oecologyOn some Indian forest grasses and their oecology



Robert Selby Hole

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Robert Selby Hole ( 1875 - June 28, 1938 ) was an English botanist , 1 who worked extensively on the flora of India . In 1896 he arrived in India and was assigned to the central provinces and then to Dehra Dun . His research focused on forest compositions, vegetation cover and its relationship with its forest canopy.

Indian Forest Grasses are of considerable importance on account of the value of the economic products yielded by particular species. Thus a considerable revenue is realised from the sale of such species as the Bhabar grass (Ischcemum angustifolium, a valuable paper material), Rusa Oil Grass (Cymbopogon martini, the source of the valuable Palmarosa or Rusa perfumery oil), Munj (Saccharum Munja which yields a valuable textile fibre and also a paper material) and others. This revenue will undoubtedly increase in the future as new industries arise and as the economic value of the various species becomes better and more widely known.

On the whole, however, there is no doubt that the primary importance of our forest grasslands depends on two facts :
(a) Their great value as grazing grounds ...

More information can be found at Wikipedia and in the Introduction part of this book

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

9 plant species named BY Hole and 5 plant species named AFTER Hole.

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9 Plant species named BY Hole

The following 9 plant species names have been described and named BY Hole (Hole)


Albizia lathamii Hole, Indian Forest Rec. iv. 153, 157 (1913).

Eugenia barringtonii Hole ex Chalk & Chattaway, Trop. Woods 1935, No. 41, 24, nomen.

Eugenia barringtonii Hole ex Chalk & Chattaway, C. E. C. Fischer in Kew Bull. 1937, 438, pro syn.

Grewia hainesiana Hole, Indian Forester 43: 216 (1917).

Hopea canarensis Hole, Indian Forester 44: 575; et in Indian Forest Rec. vii. III. 1. (1918).

Ixora butterwickii Hole, Indian Forester 45: 16; et in Indian Forest Rec. vii. IV. 1. (1919).

Spodiopogon lacei Hole, Indian Forest Rec. v. 185 (1915).

Tamarix troupii Hole, Indian Forester 45: 248 (1919).

Ziziphus hysudrica (Edgew.) Hole, Indian Forester 44: 505 (1918).

5 Plant species named AFTER Hole
Updated on the 26th of May 2020

The following 5 plant species names have been described and named AFTER Hole (... holei) & (… holeana)


4 species named AFTER Hole (… holei)

Iseilema holei Haines, Bot. Bihar & Orissa Pt. 5, 1055 (1924).

Ochrosia holei H.St.John, Adansonia sér. 2, 18(2): 208 (1978).

Sedum holei Raym.-Hamet, J. Bot. 51: 55 (1913).

Syzygium holei Bahadur & R.C.Gaur, Indian J. Forest. 1(4): 349, nom. nov. (1978).

1 species named AFTER Hole (… holeana)

Diospyros holeana B.L.Gupta & P.C.Kanjilal, Indian Forester 50(5): 255 (1924).

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