Alan Cunningham’s Cryptic Publications

Anthony E. Orchard


It has been asserted that the botanist/explorer Allan Cunningham (1791–1839) published very little. It is shown that, on the contrary, in the five years while he resided at Strand-on-the-Green (1831–1836) he was remarkably productive, although a large number of his publications were cryptic, buried in the works of others, particularly those of W.J.Hooker (Curtis’s Botanical Magazine) and J.Lindley (Edwards’s Botanical Register). The events leading to these cryptic publications are described, and an Appendix listing his publications (7 major, and 57 "cryptic" ones) is presented.


Allan Cunningham; Australia; New Zealand

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