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Collectors' References

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.

ACE

Alpine Garden Society Expedition to China, 1994.

A&L

Ann Ala, Roy Lancaster. Iran, 1972.

B&L

See BRLL.

BB

Bruce Bartholomew.

BECX

RBG Kew: I. Beyer, Charles Erskine, Jill Cowley. South Korea, 1982.

BRLL

Christopher Brickell, Alan Leslie. (Also B&L.)

BSWJ

Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones. (Crûg Farm Plants. For a comprehensive list of Wynn-Jones collections, see Crûg Farm Plants 2007–2008.)

BWJ

Bleddyn Wynn-Jones (collecting alone).

CBS

NACPEC Expedition to Changbai Shan, Jilin, China, 1997. (Correctly, the reference is NACPEC 97 (CBS).)

CDR

James Compton, John d’Arcy, Martyn Rix.

CEE

Chengdu Edinburgh Expedition, 1991.

CH

Peter Cox, Steve Hootman.

CLD

Cangshan, Lijiang, Dali Expedition, 1990. (Sometimes CLDX.)

DAP

Dendrological Atlas Project.

DJH

Daniel J. Hinkley. (Suffix indicates collection area. For example: DJHB, Bhutan; DJHC, China; DJHJ, Japan; DJHS, Sikkim; DJHT, Taiwan; DJHV, Vietnam.)

ECEH

Eric Hammond (formerly of Heronswood Nursery). Chile, 2000.

EDHCH

Eric Hammond. China, 1997.

EHOK

RBG Kew Expedition to Hokkaido, 1997.

EMAK

RBG Edinburgh Expedition to Makalu, 1991.

EN

Edward Needham.

ENEP

RBG Edinburgh Nepal Expedition, 2001.

EPAK

RBG Kew Expedition to Pakistan, 1995.

ESUS

RBG Kew Expedition to Sakhalin & Ussuri, 1994.

ETAZ

RBG Kew Expedition to Tasmania, 2002.

ETE

RBG Edinburgh Expedition to Taiwan, 1993.

ETOT

RBG Kew Expedition to Taiwan, 1992.

F

George Forrest. (Occasionally also used for collections by Reginald Farrer.)

FAWA

Aljos Farjon, A. Watt.

FLSX

RBG Kew: H. Fliegner, John Simmons Expedition to Iran, 1977.

FRJA

Aljos Farjon. (Kew records format.)

GCCE

Glasnevin Central China Expedition, 2002.

G&K

Martin Gardner, Sabina Knees. Chile, 1990.

GSE

RBG Edinburgh Gaoligong Shan Expedition, 1996.

GUIZ

RBG Kew Expedition to Guizhou, 1985.

GWC

Guy Clapperton.

GWJ

Sally Goddard, Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones.

H

Lord (Charles) Howick. (Usually used in combination: H&M, etc.)

HLJ

NACPEC Expedition to Heilongjiang, China, 1993.

H&M

Lord (Charles) Howick, Bill McNamara.

HONX

RBG Kew Expedition to Honshu, 1996.

HWJ

Dan Hinkley, Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones. Vietnam, 1999.

HWJK

D. Hinkley, Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones, Jamaica Kincaid. Eastern Nepal, 2002.

ICE

Instituto de Investigaciones Ecologicas Chiloé & RBG Edinburgh, 1996.

JCRA

JC Raulston Arboretum.

JR

James Russell.

KE

(USNA-led) Korean Expedition – Southwest Coast & Islands, 1985. (Also sometimes KSW.)

KEKE

RBG Kew & Edinburgh Kanchenjunga Expedition, 1989.

KFBX

RBG Kew: Tony Kirkham, Mark Flanagan, Peter Boyce. Expedition to South Korea, 1989.

KGB

Kunming/Gothenburg Expedition, 1993.

KNW

(USNA-led) Expedition to Korea – Northwest Coast and Islands, 1984.

KR

Keith Rushforth.

KSW

See KE.

KW

Frank Kingdon-Ward.

L

Roy Lancaster.

LUSE

Ludlow, Sherriff, Elliot. Himalaya, 1947.

MAWAX

Araucaria Expedition, Chile, 1998.

MBMX

Bill McNamara, Michael Maunder. Expedition to Japan, 1989.

MF

Maurice Foster.

NA

US National Arboretum (accession prefix).

NACPEC

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.

NEKG

(USNA-led) Expedition to Korea – Northeast, 1989.

NJM

Nick Macer.

NWKNW

(USNA-led) Expedition to Korea – Northwest, 1984.

PCH MEX

G. Pattison, P. Catt, M. Hickson. Mexico, 1995.

PI

USDA Plant Introduction.

PW

Peter Wharton.

QPH

QingPu Paradise Horticultural Co. (commercial branch of Shanghai Botanic Garden).

RC

Robert (Bob) Cherry.

RMcB

Ron McBeath.

RWJ

Crûg–Rickard’s Ferns Joint expedition to Taiwan, 2003.

SABE

Sino-American Botanical Expedition, 1980.

SAS

Stephen A. Spongberg.

SBEC

Sino-British Expedition to the Cangshan, 1981.

SBG

Shanghai Botanic Garden.

SCHL

Tony Schilling.

SCN

RBG Edinburgh Sichuan Expedition, 1992.

SEP

Swedish Expedition to Pakistan, 1983.

SICH

(RBG Kew-led) Expeditions to Sichuan. (Successive numbering for nine expeditions, 1988–2003.

SOJA

Bill McNamara, Michael Maunder. Southern Japan, 1989.

SOKU

RBG Kew Expedition to Shikoku (Ray Townsend, Mark Bridger), 1999.

SSC

Schilling, Sayers, Bista. 1966.

TH

Tom Hudson.

THD

Tom Hart Dyke.

TNL

Philip Thomas, Nan Li, 1999.

TURX

RBG Kew Expedition to Turkey (M. Flanagan, M. Pitman), 1990.

UCEXC

Universidad de Chile, RBG Edinburgh. Expedition to Southern Chile, 1998.

USDA

US Dept. of Agriculture.

USNA

US National Arboretum.

VERA

M. Sparrow, P. Brewster, Expedition to Veracruz, 1993.

W

E.H. Wilson. (Also WILS.)

WAHO

Roger Warner, Lord (Charles) Howick. United States, 1986. (Also WH, W&H.)

WAPE

John Watson, Stephen Pern.

WD

NACPEC Expedition to Wudang Shan, Northwestern Hubei, China, 1994.

WH

/ W&H

WILS / Wilson

See W.

WSYUS

Widrlechner, Schutzki, Yukhnovsky, Sviatetsky. Ukraine, 1999.

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