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George Thorncroft

George Thorncroft, English-born South African botanist and merchant (Tunbridge Wells, Kent 22 May 1857 – Barberton, Transvaal 18 July 1934)

Collected seeds of wild flowers and botanical specimens

Corresponded with people and institutions all over the world

Founding Member of Botanical Gardens at Durban


Gerbera jamesonii Bolus – The Barberton Daisy. South African J. Science 30:237, 1933

Tree Euphorbias. Gardener’s Chronicle (1932)


Thorncroftia N.E. Brown 1912 (Lamiaceae)