Isaac Henry Burkill
|Isaac Henry Burkill|
May 18, 1870|
near Leeds, Yorkshire, England
|Died||March 8, 1965
Leatherhead, Surrey, England
|Institutions||University of Cambridge
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Botanic Garden at Calcutta
Botanic Gardens, Singapore
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Notable awards||Linnean Medal (1952)|
|Author abbrev. (botany)||I. H. Burkill|
Isaac Henry Burkill (18 May 1870 – March 8, 1965) was an English botanist.
Educated at Repton School and Caius College, Cambridge, Burkill served as Assistant in the Herbarium of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew from 1897 to 1899. In 1912 he succeeded H. N. Ridley as Director of the Botanic Gardens, Singapore. In 1935 he published his dictionary of economic products of Malaya, ten years after his retirement. This dictionary was reprinted in 1966, 1993 and 2002.
Awards and Distinctions
- Honorary Fellow of the Association for Tropical Biology (and Conservation) 1963,
Notes and references
- I.H. Burkill (2002) A Dictionary of the Economic Products of the Malay Peninsula (2 Vols.), Ministry of Agriculture of Malaysia, ISBN 983-9863-34-7
- Isaac Henry Burkill at National Herbarium Nederland
- Burkill, Isaac Henry (Aug 1927). "Botanical Collectors, Collections and Collecting Places in the Malay Peninsula". The Gardens' Bulletin; Straits Settlements 4 (nos 4-5). Singapore. pp. 113–202.
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