Bernard Verdcourt (20 January 1925 – 25 October 2011) was a biologist and taxonomist, most widely known as a botanist and latterly an Honorary Research Fellow at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London.  Prior to coming to Kew in 1964, he was associated with the East African Herbarium for 15 years. Although his most well-known work probably consists of his many studies of the East African flora, he has also made extensive contributions relating to African terrestrial mollusks and to entomology. Dr. Verdcourt received the Linnean Medal for botany from the Linnean Society of London in 2000. His list of publications includes more than 1,000 scientific works.
Selected major works
- Verdcourt, B. (1951–1957). Notes on the snails of north-east Tanganyika Territory. [Eight parts]
- Verdcourt, B. et al. (1956–1995). Flora of Tropical East Africa. Kew Bulletin and other publications. [Accounts of 71 families]
- Verdcourt, B. et al. (2001–2005). Flora of Tropical East Africa. Rotterdam: Balkema. [Accounts of 12 families]
- Science Obituaries: Bernard Verdcourt
- Award to Bernard Vercourt. Kew Scientist: Apr 2000(17):4.
- http://www.kew.org/science/directory/people/Verdcourt_Bernard.html Kew Gardens
- http://www.linnean.org/index.php?id=347 Linnean Society of London
- "Author Query for 'Verdc.'". International Plant Names Index.
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