Crook, Albert Oliff ("Paddy")

List: records (4) | collections (4) | images (0) | determinations (0) | confirmations (0) made by Albert Crook

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Map: records by QDS

General Information

Date of birth: 27 Dec 1913


Husband of Lucy Chippindall.

The information below has been copied directly from Gunn, M. & Codd, L.E. 1981. Botanical exploration of southern Africa. Balkema, Cape Town.

b. Newcastle, Natal, 27 Dec. 1913; ed. Kearsney College and, after serving his articles, qualified in law. On active service in east and north Africa during World War II and attended Witwatersrand Univ. 1946-49, graduating B. Sc. (Hons.) On Professional staff of Dept. of Conservation, Rhodesia, 1950-63. Married Lucy K. A. Chippindall (q.v.) in 1947. After his retirement he and his wife worked on a taxonomic treatment of the grasses of Southern Africa and Rhodesia, spending a good deal of their time at Bolus Herbarium.

Specimens c. 2,000 of which about 400 were collected in Southern Africa; in SRGH, PRE, BOL.

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Person details: Crook, AO., retrieved 28 September 2023

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