oa Journal of East African Natural History - The Lugard Plant collection

Volume 1970, Issue 119
  • ISSN : 0012-8317



In 1930-31, Major E. J. Lugard came on a long visit to his son and daughter-in-law, Cyril and Kitty, who had a farm on the south-eastern slopes of Elgon at about 2042m. (6,700 ft.) The map reference for this farm is GAM 560.050 on sheet 88/11 of series SKI II (1958), 1:50000. Major Lugard was an experienced collector for Kew and he and Kitty (Mrs. C. E.) Lugard proceeded to make a thorough collection, on and around the farm and up the slopes of Elgon to the top. He it was who first encouraged one of us (E.M.T.) to take up collecting with the special aim of completing his collection, which was made only between October and May. The collection numbered over 700, and was made, where possible, with much material from each plant. The best material was sent to Kew which deposited duplicates of many specimens in the East African Herbarium, and one incomplete set of plants was retained by the Lugards for their use and reference.

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