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Robert McKenzie Cross: Botanical Explorer, Kew Gardens

Publications of Robert M Cross
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The compiler's favourite passage in one of Robert Cross's Reports

Writing in 1871 Cross summed it up!!!!

While engaged with this difficult work, I do not hesitate to state that all personal interest or benefit as regards myself was always completely aside and I would so libremente, and that the only aim and purpose was the effectual performance of the duty with which I was entrusted....

Among the writings of Robert Cross ( or which mention him in detail ) are the following:

Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturists by Ray Desmond lists

CROSS, Robert MacKenzie ( 1836-1911 )

Includes:

b. Dunbarton d. Torrance, Stirlingshire 1 March 1911

Kew gardener , 1857. To Ecuador for Cinchona 1859; Panama for Castilloa 1875; Brazil for Hevea, 1876. Report on Expedition to procure seeds of Cinchona condaminea from Ecuador 1862. Report on....plants and seeds of India Rubber Trees of Para 1877.

Gardeners Chron 1861, page 735; and page 1047

J Botany 1871 page 319

Ecuador Plants at Kew



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Robert McKenzie Cross of Kew Gardens