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the flora of the nilgiri and pulney hill topsThe flora of the Nilgiri and Pulney hill-tops

(above 6,500 feet) being the wild and commoner introduced flowering plants round the hill-stations of Ootacamund, Kotagiri and Kodaikanal

Volumes 1-3

Philip Furley Fyson

Printed by the Superintendent, Government Press, Madras, India.

1915-1920

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Philip Furley Fyson (1877–1947) was a botanist and educator who worked in India. He is noted as the author of the first illustrated volumes on the flora of the South Indian hills. The Fyson prize is instituted in his honour by the Presidency College, Chennai for work in the area of Natural science.

Fyson was born in Japan to British missionary parents and his early education was in Scotland. He earned a first class in the Natural Science tripos at Cambridge and in 1904 he moved to Madras in South India to join the Presidency College of Madras.

From 1906, he took great interest in the botany of the hills and spent time in the Sacred Heart College at Shembaganur, near Kodaikanal, working along with Fr. E. Gombert, on the local botany. In 1910 some 30 amateur women naturalists in the Kodaikanal and Ooty area were illustrating the local flora under the guidance of Lady Bourne. Sir Alfred Gibbs Bourne and Lady Bourne were interested in the botany of these hills and approached him for adding information on ...

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

37 plant species named BY Fyson and 7 plant species named AFTER Fyson.

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37 Plant species named BY Fyson

The following 37 plant species names have been described and named BY Fyson (Fyson)

 

Anaphalis bournei Fyson, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914(6): 209 (1914).

Aneilema pulneyense Fyson, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914(9): 332 (1914).

Crotalaria bourneae Fyson, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914(5): 183 (1914).

Crotalaria conferta Fyson, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914(5): 183 (1914).

Crotalaria ovalifolia Wall. & Fyson, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914(5): 184, descr. (1914).

Eriocaulon barba-caprae Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. i. 50 (1919), in obs., nomen.

Eriocaulon barba-caprae Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. ii. 197 (1921).

Eriocaulon christopheri Fyson, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914(9): 330 (1914).

Eriocaulon dianae Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. i. 50 (1919), in obs., nomen.

Eriocaulon dianae Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. ii. 259 (1921).

Eriocaulon edwardii Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. i. 50 (1919), in obs, nomen.

Eriocaulon edwardii Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. ii. 313 (1921).

Eriocaulon eleanorae Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. i. 50 (1919), in obs., nomen.

Eriocaulon elenorae Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. ii. 316 (1921).

Eriocaulon geoffreyi Fyson, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914(9): 330 (1914).

Eriocaulon horsley-kundae Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. i. 52 (1919), in obs., nomen.

Eriocaulon horsley-kundae Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. iii. 13 (1922).

Eriocaulon margaretae Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. i. 50 1919, in obs., nomen.

Eriocaulon margaretae Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. ii. 316 (1921).

Eriocaulon mariae Fyson, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914(9): 331 (1914).

Eriocaulon mysorense Fyson, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914(9): 331 (1914).

Eriocaulon oliveri Fyson, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914(9): 331 (1914).

Eriocaulon rhodae Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. i. 50 (1919), in obs., nomen.

Eriocaulon rhodae Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. ii. 264 (1921).

Eriocaulon roseum Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. i. 50 (1919), in obs., nomen.

Eriocaulon roseum Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. ii. 204 (1921).

Eriocaulon sedgwickii Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. i. 50 (1919), in obs., nomen.

Eriocaulon sedgwickii Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. ii. 260 (1921).

Eriocaulon thomasii Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. i. 50 (1919), in obs., nomen.

Eriocaulon thomasii Fyson, J. Indian Bot. 2: 318 (1921).

Habenaria obcordata (Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don) Fyson, Fl. Nilgiri & Pulney Hill-Tops 1: 405 (1915).

Lasianthus coffeoides Fyson, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914(5): 185 (1914).

Notonia shevaroyensis Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. Soc. 11: 49 (1932).

Olea bournei Fyson, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914(5): 186 (1914).

Osbeckia rosea Fyson, Journ. Ind. Bot. Soc. 1932, xi. 49.

Satyrium neilgherrensis Fyson, Fl. S. Ind. Hill Stations 1: 595 (1932) (1932).

Stenophyllus barbatus Fyson, Bot. Bull. Pres. Coll. Madras t. 64 (1919).

7 Plant species named AFTER Fyson
Updated on the 4th of May 2020

The following 7 plant species names have been described and named AFTER Fyson (... fysonii)

 

Acilepis fysonii (Calder) H.Rob. & Skvarla, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 122(2): 140 (2009).

Asparagus fysonii J.F.Macbr., Contr. Gray Herb. 56: 17 (1918).

Crotalaria fysonii Dunn, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914(1): 26 (1914).

Eriocaulon fysonii R.Ansari & N.P.Balakr., Fam. Eriocaulac. in India 89 (1994) (1994).

Protasparagus fysonii (J.F.Macbr.) Kamble, J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. 15(3): 709 (1992).

Rotala fysonii Blatler & Hallb., J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 25: 709 (1918).

Vernonia fysonii Calder, Rec. Bot. Surv. India 6: 343 (1919).

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