Plant species collected by Frank Kingdon-Ward, 1911-1958

Please note

The following is a list of plants collected by Frank Kingdon-Ward during his expeditions from 1911 - 1958. I am adding the contents of the database one by one and it will grown slowly but surely. It should be possible to search the database in the future once I have mastered the coding skills required.

Naming authorities

The herbarium specimens collected by Frank Kingdon-Ward were identified by a number of different botanists once they were brought back home. In many cases the species was already well known to science, so quite often I will have listed the naming authority for the original collection, e.g. L. for Linnaeus.
At some point I may create a database for the naming authorities but for now I will simply list them and the abbreviations used, HERE.

Plant species collected by Frank Kingdon-Ward

KW no. Genus Species Auth. Date Notes
KW 1Aconitumhookeri Stapf. 1911 Seed collected
KW 2Anemoneobtusiloba Don. 1911
KW 3Anemonerupicola Cambress. 1911 Seeds cultivated
KW 4Callianthumcashmrianum Cambess 1911
KW 5Calthapalustris L. 1911
KW 6Isopyrumgrandiflorum Fisch. 1911 Seeds cultivated
KW 7Oxygraphisglacialis Bunge. 1911
KW 8Podophyllumemodi Wall. 1911 Seeds cultivated
KW 9Ranunculushirtellus Royle. 1911
KW 10Soulieavaginata Franch. 1911
KW 11Trolliuspatulus Salisb. 1911 Synonym of Trollius ranunculinus - Stearn Seed cultivated
KW 12Trolliuspumilus Don. 1911
KW 13Arabisalpina var. rubrocalyx L. 1911 Synonym of Arabis paniculata Franch collected by Pere Delavay 1889
KW 14Brayarubicunda Franch 1911 This is a synonym of Aphragmus oxycarpus (Hook. f. & Thomson) Jafri
KW 15Cardaminegranulifera (Franch.) Diels. 1911 http://www.tropicos.org/Name/4105422
KW 16Brayasinensis Helsl. 1911 Original collector A.E. Pratt 746, 858
KW 17Cardamineverticillata Jeffrey et W.W. Sm. 1911
KW 18Drabaalpina L. 1911
KW 19Thlaspiyunnanense Franch. 1911 Originally collected by Ludlow, Sherriff & Taylor 4163
KW 20Arenariaforrestii Diels. 1911 Original collection Sept. 1906 G. Forrest 2915
KW 21Arenariapolytrichoides Edgew. & Hook. f. 1911 Originally collected by J.D. Hooker
KW 22Arenariadelavayi Franch. 1911
KW 23Lychnisnigrescens Edgew. 1911 Original collection Locality: Sikkim: 11-16,000 ft Collector J.D. Hooker
KW 24Silenerosiflora Kingdon Ward et W. W. Sm. 1911 grown from seed, July 1912, at Bees Ltd.
KW 25Geraniumpylzowianum Maxim. 1911
KW 26Astragalusyunnanensis Franch. 1911 Original collection G. Forrest 2750
KW 27Gueldenstaedtiayunnanensis Franch. 1911 Original collection Delavay 1957 11 Sept. 1885
KW 28Hedysarumsikkimense Benth. 1911 Original collection by J.D. Hooker
KW 29Caraganacrassicaulis Benth. 1911 this is a synonym of Chesneya nubigena - Don.
KW 30Astragaluswolgensis Bunge. 1911 According to various databases the plant is usually found in Russia with no mention of China. However it is listed in the Appendix of "Land Of The Blue Poppy"
KW 31Thermopsisinflata Cambess. 1911
KW 32Potentillaarticulata Franch. 1911 Seed cultivated. - first collection by G. Forrest 2950 Sept. 1906
KW 33Potentillafruticosa var. armerioides Hook. 1911 Seed cultivated, Original colelction by J.D. Hooker, Sikkim border of Xizang, 17-17,500 ft
KW 34Potentillapeduncularis Don. 1911
KW 35Potentillasaundersiana var. jacquemontii Franch. 1911
KW 36Sedum? 1911 No details available, un-named species.
KW 37Sedum? 1911 Un-named species
KW 38Saxifragaatrata Engl. 1911 Seed cultivated. - Original collection G. Forrest 467 July-Aug. 1903
KW 40Saxifragamicrantha forma Edgew. 1911 Probably first collected by George Forrest.
KW 41Saxifraganigroglandulosa Engle. et Irmsch. 1911 Seed cultivated - First collected G. Forrest 2910, 2910A - Sept. 1906
KW 42Saxifragasibirica L. 1911 Original collection G. Forrest 6191 July 1910
KW 43Saxifragaatuntsiensis W.W. Sm. 1911 July 1911
KW 44Saxifragaconsanguinea W.W. Sm. 1911 July 1911 - Seed cultivated
KW 45Saxifragaflexilis W.W. Sm. 1911 Sept. 1911 - Seed cultivated
KW 46Saxifragawardii W.W. Sm. 1911 Sept. 1911 - Seed cultivated
KW 47Saxifragafinitima WW. Sm. 1911 July 1911 - Seed cultivated
KW 48Saxifragachrysanthoides Engl. et Irmsch. 1911 First collection Aug. 1906 G. Forrest 2786
KW 49Saxifragapurpurascens Hook f. et Thomson. 1911 Given in the appendix of "Blue Poppy" as var delavayi, however this is not an accepted name according to http://www.saxifraga.org
KW 50Epilobiumangustifolium L. 1911
KW 51Pleurospermumfoetens Franch. 1911
KW 52Trachydiumchloroleucum Diels. 1911 Original collection Aug. 1906 G. Forrest 2873
KW 53Meconopsiswardii Prain. 1911 Described in Land Of The Blue Poppy as a new species and highlighted in Charles Lytes 1989 biography, however, I cannot find any record of this species name existing.
KW 54Parrya? 1911 Incomplete specimen.
KW 55Corydalisbalfouriana Diels. 1911 Original collection G. Forrest 67
KW 56Corydalis? 1911
KW 57Corydalis? 1911
KW 58Corydalis? 1911
KW 59Corydalispulchella Franch. 1911 Pere. Delavay
KW 60Corydalis? 1911
KW 61Corydalis? 1911
KW 62Corydalis? 1911
KW 63Corydalis? 1911
KW 64Morinabulleyana Forrest. et Diels. 1911 Original collection 1904 - G. Forrest 393
KW 65Anaphalisxylorhiza Sch. Bip. 1911 Origginal collection India: Kumaon, 8000 ft by Strachey & Winterbottom
KW 66Tanacetumtenuifolium (J.Gay. in Blue Poppies) Jacquem. ex DC. 1911 According to Tropicos the new name is Chrysanthemum stenolobum Hand.-Mazz.
KW 67Cremanthodiumdecaisnei C.B.Clarke. 1911 Seed cultivated
KW 68Cremanthodiumrhodocephalum Diels. 1911 Seed cultivated
KW 69Crepisrosularis Diels. 1911 Original collection July 1906 G. Forrest 2776
KW 70Lactucasouliei Franch. 1911 Seed cultivated
KW 71Crepisumbrella Franch. 1911
KW 72Saussureaquercifolia W.W. Sm. 1911 Collected , Sept. 1911 Given as KW 72 in Land of the Blue Poppy, but KW 73 in Tropicos database.
KW 73Saussurealoriformis W.W. Sm. 1911 Collected July 1911 Appendix I of Blue Poppy give the collection number as KW 73 - Tropicos gives it as KW 74
KW 74Cremanthodiumbupleurifolium W.W. Sm. 1911 Collected July 1911 Tropicos says KW 75 Blue Poppy says KW 74
KW 75Codonopsisconvolvulacea Kurz. 1911 Seed cultivated
KW 76Codonopsistubulosa Komarrow. 1911
KW 77Pyrolaatropurpurea Franch. 1911 Seed cultivated
KW 78Diapensiahimalaica Hook f. et Thomson. 1911 Originally ollected by Hooker in India.
KW 79Androsacechamaejasme Host. 1911 Tropicos has plural entries starting from 1787. - Also collected July 1906 G. Forrest 1810
KW 80Androsacedelavayi Franch. 1911 Collected June 1906 G. Forrest 2319
KW 81Androsacespinulifera Franch. 1911 Seed cultivated. - Collected May 1906 G. Forrest 2081
KW 82Primulabella Franch. 1911 Seed cultivated. - Collected July-Aug. 1905 G. Forrest 480
KW 83Primulabrevifolia Forrest. 1911 Seed cultivated - Collected July-Aug. 1905 G. Forrest 476
KW 84Primulacalliantha Franch. 1911 Seed cultivated - Collected 26 June 1883 Delavay 112
KW 85Primula dryadifoliaPrimula dryadifolia Franch. 1911 Seed cultivated - Collected July 1884 Delavay (Primula 4)
KW 86Primulalichiangensis Forrest 1911
KW 87Primulaseptemloba Franch. 1911 Seed cultivated. - Collected July-Aug. 1906 G. Forrest 1811
KW 88Primulapulchella Franch. 1911 Seed cultivated. - Collected June 1906 G. Forrest 2480
KW 89Primulanivalis Pall. 1911 Seed cultivated
KW 90Primulasikkimensis Hook. 1911 Seed cultivated. - Collected July 1904 G. Forrest 400
KW 91Primulawatsonii Dunn. 1911 Seed cultivated.
KW 92Primulasphaerocephala Balf.f. et Forrest. 1911 Collected Sept. 1904 G. Forrest 46
KW 93Primulacernua Franch. 1911 Collected 24 July 1883 Delavay s.n.
KW 94Primulagiraldiana Pax. 1911
KW 95Primulasilaensis Petitm. 1911
KW 96Primulavernicosa Kingdon-Ward 1911 Collected June 1911. - Tropicos annotates this as KW 94 but it is KW 96 in Land Of The Blue Poppy
KW 97Primulaserratifolia Franch. 1911 20 June and 4 Aug. 1884 Collector and Number: Delavay 111
KW 98Primulasibirica Jacq. 1911 Seed cultivated
KW 99Primulasonchifolia Franch. 1911 Seed collected. - First collection Forrest 1808
KW 100Primulafranchetii Pax. 1911 Seed cultivated. - first collection G. Forrest 685
KW 101Primulavittata Franch. 1911 Seed cultivated. - first collection G. Forrest 2283
KW 102Gentianaaprica Dene. 1911
KW 103Gentianaornata Wal. 1911 Seed cultivated. - Collected Sept. 1904 G. Forrest 408
KW 104Gentianaheptaphylla BAlf.f. et G. Forrest. 1911 Seed cultivated. - Collected Sept. 1904 G. Forrest 405
KW 105Gentianawardii W.W. Sm. 1911 Sept. 1911. - Seed cultivated. - Tropicos has this numbered as Kingdon-Ward 103
KW 106Gentianageorgei Diels. 1911 Original collection Oct. 1906 G. Forrest 3110


List of naming authorities. With apologies if I have missed any off.


A.Camus = Aimée Antoinette Camus 1879-1965
Baker. = John Gilbert Baker 1834-1920
Balf.f. = Isaac Bayley Balfour 1853-1922
Benth. = George Bentham 1800-1884
Boiss. = Pierre Edmond Boissier 1810-1885
Bonati. = Gustave Henri Bonati 1873-1927
Bunge. = Alexander Andrejewitsch von Bunge 1803-1890
Cambess. = Jacques Cambessèdes 1799 – 1863
C.B.Clarke. = Charles Baron Clarke 1832-1906
C.K.Schneid. = Camillo Karl Schneider 1876-1951
DC. = Augustin Pyramus de Candolle 1778-1841
Diels. = Friedrich Ludwig Emil Diels 1874-1945
Don. = David Don 1799 – 1841
Dunn. = Stephen Troyte Dunn 1868-1938
Edgew. = Michael Pakenham Edgeworth 1812-1881
Engl. = Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler 1844-1930
Fisch. = Friedrich Ernst Ludwig von Fischer 1782-1854
Forrest = George Forrest 1873-1932
Franch. = Adrien René Franchet 1834-1900
Hemsl. = William Botting Hemsley 1843-1924
H.Lév. = Augustin Abel Hector Léveillé 1863-1918
Hook. = William Jackson Hooker 1785-1865
Hook. f. = Hooker, Joseph Dalton 1817-1911
Host. = Nicolaus Thomas Host 1761-1834
Irmsch. = Edgar Irmscher 1887-1968
Jacq. = Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin 1727-1817
Jeffrey = John Frederick Jeffrey 1866-1943
J.Gay. = Jacques Étienne Gay 1786-1864
King. = George King 1840-1909
Kom. = Vladimir Leontjevich Komarov 1869-1945
Kurz. = Wilhelm Sulpiz Kurz 1834-1878
L. = Carl Linnaeus
Lindl. = John Lindley 1799-1865
Maxim. = Carl Johann (Ivanovič) Maximowicz 1827-1891
Meisn. = Carl Daniel Friedrich Meisner 1800-1874
Miq. = Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel 1811-1871
O.Fedtsch. = Olga Alexandrowna Fedtschenko 1845-1921
Oliv. = Daniel Oliver 1830-1916
Pall. = Peter Simon von Pallas 1741-1811
Pax. = Ferdinand Albin Pax 1858-1942
Petitm. = Marcel Georges Charles Petitmengin 1881-1908
Prain. = David Prain 1857-1944
Raf. = Constantine Samuel Rafinesque 1783 -1840
R.Br. = Robert Brown 1773 – 1858
Rchb. = Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach 1793-1879
Rolfe. = Robert Allen Rolfe 1855-1921
Royle. = John Forbes Royle 1798-1858
Rudolph. = Johann Heinrich Rudolph 1744-1809
Salisb. = Richard Anthony Salisbury 1761-1829
Sealy. = Joseph Robert Sealy 1907-
Sch.Bip. = Carl Heinrich `Bipontinus' Schultz (1805-1867)
Schwarz. = Cornel Schwarz 1818-1860
Stapf. = Otto Stapf 1857 – 1933
Turcz. = Porphir Kiril Nicolai Stepanowitsch Turczaninow 1796-1863
Vahl. = Martin (Henrichsen) Vahl 1749-1804
Vaniot. = Eugène Vaniot -1913
Wall. = Arnold Wall 1869-1966
W. W. Sm. = William Wright Smith 1875-1956