Euan Hillhouse Methven Cox

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Euan Hillhouse Methven Cox
Philpot, Glyn Warren; Euan Cox (1893-1977); National Galleries of Scotland.jpg
Euan Cox (1893-1977); National Galleries of Scotland, by Glyn Philpot
Born 1893
Died 1977
Nationality British
Known for Botany, Nomocharis
Scientific career
Author abbrev. (botany) Cox

Euan Hillhouse Methven Cox (1893–1977) was a Scottish plant collector, botanist, and horticulturist, who accompanied Reginald Farrer on his last botanical expedition to Burma and its border with China, from 1919 to 1920. He was a very successful propagator of rhododendrons and had an extensive collection in his garden at Glendoick, Perthshire, Scotland, which formed the basis of his commercial nursery,later run by his son, Peter A Cox, and grandson, Kenneth N.E. Cox.[1]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Cox, E.H.M. (1930). The plant introductions of Reginald Farrer. London: New Flora and Silva Ltd.
  • 1944. The Honourable East India Company and China. Proceedings of the Linnean Soc. 156: 5-8
  • Euan Hillhouse Methven Cox, Peter Alfred Cox. 1958. Modern shrubs. Ed. Nelson. 215 pp.
  • ------------, ------------. 1956. Modern rhododendrons. Ed. Thomas Nelson & Sons. 193 pp.
  • 1947. Primulas for garden and greenhouse. Ed. Dulau; B.H. Blackwell. 86 pp.
  • 1945. Plant Hunting in China: A History of Botanical Exploration in China and the Tibetan Marches. Ed. Collins. 228 pp.
  • 1935. A history of gardening in Scotland. Ed. Chatto & Windus for New flora & Silva Ltd. 228 pp.
  • 1927. The modern English garden. Ed. Country life Ltd. 192 pp.
  • 1927. The evolution of a garden. Volume 132 Home university library of modern knowledge. Ed. Williams & Norgate. 256 pp.
  • 1924. Rhododendrons for amateurs. Ed. Country life Ltd. 111 pp.

Species named after him[edit]


  • 2008. Suki Urquhart. ‘Cox, Euan Hillhouse Methven (1893–1977)’


  1. ^ "Cox, Euan Hillhouse Methven". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/96768. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ New Fl. & Silva x. 257 (1938), in obs., English; and in Fedde, Repert. xlvi.261 (1939), Latin. (IK)
  3. ^ New Fl. & Silva v. 33 (1932).
  4. ^ IPNI.  Cox.