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trees shrubs and woody climbers in the madras presidencyVernacular list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers in the Madras Presidency


Volumes 1-2

Alfred Wyndham Lushington

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



Alfred Wyndham Lushington (22 September 1860 – 25 March 1920) was an Anglo-Indian dendrologist born in Allahabad, India and who worked as a forest officer in the Madras Presidency.

The revision of the " List of trees, shrubs and woody climbers found in the forests of the Madras Presidency " has been beset with many difficulties; and I have no doubt but that there will be many adverse critics of the result of my endeavour.

The first difficulty that presented itself arose as to what constituted such a tree, shrub or woody climber,—firstly in respect of indigenous, secondly in regard to exotic-plants. As regards the indigenous : firstly, taking Hooker, Roxburgh, and such well-known authorities to start with, I found, inter alia, that Datura (Indian indigenous), Stachytarpheta indica, and Hibiscus ficulneus, are classed as "annual herbs”; these are only samples and many other instances could be quoted ; the first was found in Ganjām as a tree of 25 feet high with a stem of 6 to 7 inches diameter, and is ...

More information can be found at Wikipedia and the Introduction to this book.

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

0 plant species named BY Lushington and 2 plant species named AFTER Lushington.

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0 Plant species named BY Lushington


2 Plant species named AFTER Lushington
Updated on the 13th of May 2020

The following 2 plant species names have been described and named AFTER Lushington (... lushingtonii)


Eriolaena lushingtonii Dunn, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1915(2): 88 (1915).

Memecylon lushingtonii Gamble, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1919(5): 227 (1919).

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