Rupert Charles Barneby

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Rupert Charles Barneby
Born (1911-10-06)October 6, 1911
Monmouthshire, England
Died December 5, 2000(2000-12-05) (aged 89)
Bronx, New York, United States
Nationality American
Fields Botany
Author abbrev. (botany) Barneby

Rupert Charles Barneby (6 October 1911 – 5 December 2000) was a British-born self-taught botanist whose primary specialty was the Fabaceae (Leguminosae), the pea family, but he also worked on Menispermaceae and numerous other groups. He was employed by the New York Botanical Garden from the 1950s until shortly before his death.

Barneby published prolifically and named and described over 1,100 new species. In addition, he had 25 species named after him as well as four genera: Barnebya,[1][2] Barnebyella, Barnebydendron, and Rupertia. He received numerous prestigious botanical awards, including The New York Botanical Garden's Henry Allan Gleason Award (1980), the American Society of Plant Taxonomists' Asa Gray Award (1989), the International Association for Plant Taxonomy's Engler Silver Medal (1992), and the International Botanical Congress's Millennium Botany Award (1999).

His lifelong partner was Harry Dwight Dillon Ripley (1908–1973).

Publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, W. R., and B. Gates. 1981. Barnebya, a new genus of Malpighiaceae from Brazil. Brittonia 33: 275–284.
  2. ^ "Barnebya (Malpighiaceae)". 
  3. ^ "Author Query for 'Barneby'". International Plant Names Index. 

External links[edit]

  • Dr. Rupert Charles Barneby
  • Douglas Crase. 2001. "Ruperti Imagines: A Portrait of Rupert Barneby." Brittonia 53(1): 1-40.
  • Douglas Crase. 2004. Both: A Portrait in Two Parts.
  • Stanley L. Welsh. 2001. "Rupert C. Barneby (1911-2000)." Taxon 50(1): 285-292.
  • Martin F. Wojciechowski and Aaron Liston. 2005. "Rupert C. Barneby and his legume legacy." Brittonia 57(4): 299–300.
  • Barneby Legume Catalogue: Digital Monographs and Specimens. Providing access to the life and research of Rupert C. Barneby.