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Ernest Edward Galpin

Ernest Edward Galpin, South African botanist and banker (Grahamstown today Makhanda, Eastern Cape Province 06 December 1858 –Namboospruit today Mookgophong, Limpopo 16 October 1941)



Authored the first comprehensive account of high-altitude flora of South Africa

A contribution to the knowledge of the flora of the Drakensberg. Report South Africa Adv. Science (1908)


Performed botanical collections not only in South Africa but in Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Namibia being the first person to collect in Swaziland


Discovered and collected valid half a dozen of genera and more than 200 new species of plants (1888-1939)


DESCRIBED VALID PLANTAE TAXA

Erica cerinthoides var. barbertona 1895

Jamesbrittenia grandiflora 1895


HONORS

Galpinia N.E. Br. 1894 (Lythraceae)

Mosdenia Stent 1922 (Poaceae) for his farm Mosdene


LINKS

www.s2a3.org.za/bio/Biograph_final.php?serial=1017