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Hunt, David R., 1938-2019


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    • David Richard
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    • Hunt, D. R. (David R.), 1938-2019
    • Hunt, David, 1938-2019
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    • found: Christmas cacti, 1995:t.p. (David Hunt)
    • found: Magnolias and their allies, 1998:t.p. (David Hunt) p. 293 (Hon. Res. Fellow of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; worked there 1961-94 on taxonomy of plants of horticultural interest; served as editor of Curtis's Botanical Magazine)
    • found: OCLC, July 9, 1997(hdgs.: Hunt, David R., Hunt, David R., 1938-; usage: David Hunt, David R. Hunt)
    • found: RLIN, 3/18/99(hdg.: Hunt, David R., 1938-; Hunt, D. R.; Hunt, David; usage: David Hunt; D.R. Hunt)
    • found: Historic gardens in Cornwall, 1991:t.p. (David Hunt)
    • found: BL AL recd. 19 Mar. 1996(David Richard Hunt, born 25 Sept. 1938)
    • found: International Organization for Succulent Plant Study website, viewed December 3, 2019(Dr. David Richard Hunt (1938-2019). David Hunt first appeared on the succulent plant scene by contributing to early meetings of the Mammillaria Society when he was studying botany at Cambridge University. In Cambridge he was a member of Gonville and Caius College, whose coat of arms includes a succulent plant, Sempervivum tectorum. He graduated in 1959, and in 1961 he joined the herbarium staff at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. His research included fieldwork in North, Central and South America. In addition to the Cactaceae, his other botanical interests included conifers (Pinaceae), and also the Tradescantieae (Commelinaceae), on which he wrote a thesis for his PhD degree, awarded by Reading University in 1983. At Kew he was the editor of Curtis's Botanical Magazine from 1968 to 1982. Outside Kew he served on committees of the Cornwall Gardens Trust, the International Dendrology Society, and the Royal Horticultural Society. He retired from Kew in 1994. David joined the IOS in 1965, and served as secretary from 1985 to 1994, and again from 2007 until he passed away. He was also the President of the Mammillaria Society from 1978 to 1985. His many publications include the major reference work on the Cactaceae, The New Cactus Lexicon (2006). He was a joint editor (1976-1982) of the journal of the Cactus & Succulent Society of Great Britain, and later (1983-1992) of the journal Bradleya. In recognition of his work in the succulent plant field he was made a Fellow of the British Cactus & Succulent Society in 1983, and a Fellow of the Cactus & Succulent Society of America in 1995. For his services to the IOS he was made an honorary member in 1994, and he was awarded the Cactus d'Or in 2006. He is also commemorated in the name of a carnivorous plant, Utricularia huntii P. Taylor (1986). In addition to his botanical accomplishments, David was a musician, with a special interest in organs, harpsichords and harmoniums, and he qualified as an associate of the Royal College of Organists. Together with his wife Margaret Phillips, a renowned concert organist and teacher, in 1994 he established the English Organ School and Museum, at Milborne Port, in south-western England. ... David Richard Hunt, 25th September 1938 - 20th May 2019) - http://succulentresearch.org/in-memoriam-david-richard-hunt-1938-2019/
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    • 1997-07-11: new
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