Eyles, Frederick

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Kimberley, M.J. (1984) Frederick Eyles, F.L.S., 1864 to 1937. Pioneer Botanist. Excelsa 11 13-16

List: records (55) | collections (55) | images (0) | determinations (0) | confirmations (0) made by Frederick Eyles

The above links show records made of species which occur in Malawi. The actual records may have been made anywhere.

Map: records by QDS

General Information

Date of birth: 10 May 1864

Date of death: 28 May 1937


The following details have been extracted from Kimberley, MJ (1984).

Frederick Eyles was born at Wick near Bristol in England on 10th May 1864. He came to Zimbabwe in January 1899.

Between 1902 and 1937 he collected 8967 specimens, most of which are deposited in SRGH. In 1916, he published, in the Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, A Record of Plants Collected in Southern Rhodesia.

This important list was a foundation for botanical work in Zimbabwe and was only superceded by a full list after 2000.

He died of pneumonia on 28th May 1937 while on a botanical collecting trip to Kadoma.

Some taxa named in honor of Frederic Eyles

Buchnera eylesii S. Moore (Scrophulariaceae)
Gerrardina eylesiana Milne-Redh. (Flacourtiaceae)
Peucedanum eylesii C. Norman (Apiaceae)
Turraea eylesii Baker.f., now a synonym of Turraea fischeri G├╝rke subsp. eylesii (Baker.f.) Styles & F. White (Meliaceae)
Tristachya eylesii Stent & J.M. Rattray, now a synonym of Tristachya nodiglumis K. Schum. (Poaceae)
Euphorbia eylesii Rendle (Euphorbiaceae)
Felicia eylesii (Hiern) Grau, now a synonym of Felicia welwitschii (Hiern) Grau (Asteraceae)
Isoglossa eylesii (S. Moore) Brummitt (Acanthaceae)
Streptocarpus eylesii S. Moore (Gesneriaceae)
Indigofera eylesiana J.B. Gillett (Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae)
Vitex eylesii S. Moore, now a synonym of Vitex payos (Lour.) Merr. (Lamiaceae)
Calostephane eylesii Thell., now a synonym of Calostephane divaricata Benth. (Asteraceae)
Erica eylesii L., now a synonym of Erica pleiotricha S. Moore (Ericaceae)
Lotus eylesii Baker f., now a synonym of Lotus namulensis Brand (Fabaceae subfamily Papilionoideae)
Barleria eylesii S. Moore (Acanthaceae)
Pavetta eylesii S. Moore (Rubiaceae)
Vernonia eylesii S. Moore (Asteraceae)
Aspidoglossum eylesii (S. Moore) Kupicha (Apocynaceae subfamily Asclepiadoideae)
Xerophyta eylesii (Greves) N.L. Menezes (Velloziaceae)
Gutenbergia eylesii (S. Moore) Wild & G.V. Pope (Asteraceae)
Lissochilus eylesii Rendle, now a synonym of Eulophia angolensis (Rchb. f.) Summerh. (Orchidaceae)
Eulophia eylesii Summerh. (Orchidaceae)
Digitaria eylesii C.E. Hubb. (Poaceae)

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Person details: Eyles, F.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/person-display.php?person_id=21, retrieved 15 July 2024

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