The first herbarium botanist in Nairobi

  • Leonard E Newton Department of Botany, Kenyatta University, PO Box 43844 Nairobi 00100 Kenya


Evelyn R. Napier (1902–1952) established the herbarium of the Coryndon Museum, where she was employed as botanist from 1930 to 1934. She continued contributing to the herbarium collections after her marriage to D.W. Molony in 1935. Several plants that she collected in Kenya were named in her honour as new species. The Coryndon herbarium was later merged with the herbarium brought to Nairobi from the Amani Institute in Tanzania, to form the East African Herbarium, still located in the National Museum.

Journal of East African Natural History Vol. 93 (1&2) 2004: pp. 49-55

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