John Gilbert Baker
Baker was born in Guisborough, the son of John and Mary (nêe Gilbert) Baker and died in Kew.
He then worked at the library and herbarium of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew between 1866 and 1899, and was keeper of the herbarium from 1890 to 1899. He wrote handbooks on many plant groups, including Amaryllidaceae, Bromeliaceae, Iridaceae, Liliaceae, and ferns. His published works include Flora of Mauritius and the Seychelles (1877) and Handbook of the Irideae (1892).
Taxa named in honour
Several plant species with the epithet bakeriana or bakeranius and bakeranium have been named in honour of John G. Baker.
- Hieracium bakerianum
- Hymenostegia bakeriana
- Iris reticulata var. bakeriana (also known as Iris bakeriana)
- Lilium bakerianum
- Rhodolaena bakeriana
- Rubus bakerianus
- Baker, J. G. (1874). "Revision of the Genera and Species of Tulipeae". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. xiv (76): 211–310. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.1874.tb00314.x.
- Woodland, Jenny (2011). Bootham School Register. York, England: BOSA.
- Desmond, Ray. "Baker, John Gilbert". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/38296. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- "Baker, John Gilbert". Who's Who. 1919. p. 100.
- Hannah Unthank, mother of 3 - ancestry.com
- List of Members of the Quarterly Meeting of London & Middlesex. London: Society of Friends. 1886. p. 85.
- "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 30 January 2011.[permanent dead link]
- Dr Ross Bayton RHS Gardener’s Botanical: An Encyclopedia of Latin Plant Names (2019), p. 55, at Google Books
- IPNI. Baker.
- Works written by or about John Gilbert Baker at Wikisource
- Handbook of the Irideae by J G Baker (1892)