Many collectors’ references are cited throughout Trees and Shrubs Online, often in the form of an initial or acronym associated with a serial number. To help decipher these the following list is provided, but further references are also available in the annual editions of The RHS Plant Finder (for example, Lord 2008). We are very grateful to Susyn Andrews for her help in compiling this list. There is occasional variation in the form in which such references are cited, as different institutions use different forms (for example, W&H and WAHO both relate to collections made by Roger Warner and Lord Howick).
Collection numbers are an important part of the data associated with wild-origin material, and should never be discarded from labels or records.
Alpine Garden Society Expedition to China, 1994.
Ann Ala, Roy Lancaster. Iran, 1972.
RBG Kew: I. Beyer, Charles Erskine, Jill Cowley. South Korea, 1982.
Christopher Brickell, Alan Leslie. (Also B&L
Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones. (Crûg Farm Plants. For a comprehensive list of Wynn-Jones collections, see Crûg Farm Plants 2007–2008.)
Bleddyn Wynn-Jones (collecting alone).
NACPEC Expedition to Changbai Shan, Jilin, China, 1997. (Correctly, the reference is NACPEC 97 (CBS)
James Compton, John d’Arcy, Martyn Rix.
Chengdu Edinburgh Expedition, 1991.
Peter Cox, Steve Hootman.
Cangshan, Lijiang, Dali Expedition, 1990. (Sometimes CLDX
Dendrological Atlas Project.
Daniel J. Hinkley. (Suffix indicates collection area. For example: DJHB
, Bhutan; DJHC
, China; DJHJ
, Japan; DJHS
, Sikkim; DJHT
, Taiwan; DJHV
Eric Hammond (formerly of Heronswood Nursery). Chile, 2000.
Eric Hammond. China, 1997.
RBG Kew Expedition to Hokkaido, 1997.
RBG Edinburgh Expedition to Makalu, 1991.
RBG Edinburgh Nepal Expedition, 2001.
RBG Kew Expedition to Pakistan, 1995.
RBG Kew Expedition to Sakhalin & Ussuri, 1994.
RBG Kew Expedition to Tasmania, 2002.
RBG Edinburgh Expedition to Taiwan, 1993.
RBG Kew Expedition to Taiwan, 1992.
George Forrest. (Occasionally also used for collections by Reginald Farrer.)
Aljos Farjon, A. Watt.
RBG Kew: H. Fliegner, John Simmons Expedition to Iran, 1977.
Aljos Farjon. (Kew records format.)
Glasnevin Central China Expedition, 2002.
Martin Gardner, Sabina Knees. Chile, 1990.
RBG Edinburgh Gaoligong Shan Expedition, 1996.
RBG Kew Expedition to Guizhou, 1985.
Sally Goddard, Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones.
Lord (Charles) Howick. (Usually used in combination: H&M
NACPEC Expedition to Heilongjiang, China, 1993.
Lord (Charles) Howick, Bill McNamara.
RBG Kew Expedition to Honshu, 1996.
Dan Hinkley, Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones. Vietnam, 1999.
D. Hinkley, Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones, Jamaica Kincaid. Eastern Nepal, 2002.
Instituto de Investigaciones Ecologicas Chiloé & RBG Edinburgh, 1996.
JC Raulston Arboretum.
(USNA-led) Korean Expedition – Southwest Coast & Islands, 1985. (Also sometimes KSW
RBG Kew & Edinburgh Kanchenjunga Expedition, 1989.
RBG Kew: Tony Kirkham, Mark Flanagan, Peter Boyce. Expedition to South Korea, 1989.
Kunming/Gothenburg Expedition, 1993.
(USNA-led) Expedition to Korea – Northwest Coast and Islands, 1984.
Ludlow, Sherriff, Elliot. Himalaya, 1947.
Araucaria Expedition, Chile, 1998.
Bill McNamara, Michael Maunder. Expedition to Japan, 1989.
US National Arboretum (accession prefix).
North American China Plant Exploration Consortium (a group of collaborating institutions, mostly from the eastern United States).
NACPEC 97 (CBS)
NACPEC Expedition to Changbai Shan, Jilin, China, 1997.
(USNA-led) Expedition to Korea – Northeast, 1989.
(USNA-led) Expedition to Korea – Northwest, 1984.
G. Pattison, P. Catt, M. Hickson. Mexico, 1995.
USDA Plant Introduction.
QingPu Paradise Horticultural Co. (commercial branch of Shanghai Botanic Garden).
Robert (Bob) Cherry.
Crûg–Rickard’s Ferns Joint expedition to Taiwan, 2003.
Sino-American Botanical Expedition, 1980.
Stephen A. Spongberg.
Sino-British Expedition to the Cangshan, 1981.
Shanghai Botanic Garden.
RBG Edinburgh Sichuan Expedition, 1992.
Swedish Expedition to Pakistan, 1983.
(RBG Kew-led) Expeditions to Sichuan. (Successive numbering for nine expeditions, 1988–2003.
Bill McNamara, Michael Maunder. Southern Japan, 1989.
RBG Kew Expedition to Shikoku (Ray Townsend, Mark Bridger), 1999.
Schilling, Sayers, Bista. 1966.
Tom Hart Dyke.
Philip Thomas, Nan Li, 1999.
RBG Kew Expedition to Turkey (M. Flanagan, M. Pitman), 1990.
Universidad de Chile, RBG Edinburgh. Expedition to Southern Chile, 1998.
US Dept. of Agriculture.
US National Arboretum.
M. Sparrow, P. Brewster, Expedition to Veracruz, 1993.
E.H. Wilson. (Also WILS
Roger Warner, Lord (Charles) Howick. United States, 1986. (Also WH
John Watson, Stephen Pern.
NACPEC Expedition to Wudang Shan, Northwestern Hubei, China, 1994.
WILS / Wilson
Widrlechner, Schutzki, Yukhnovsky, Sviatetsky. Ukraine, 1999.