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File MAD - Col. Edward Madden Plant Collection List
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Col. Edward Madden Plant Collection List

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  • 1849 (Creation)

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Madden, Edward (1805-1856)

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Born in Ireland in 1805, Madden was an Officer in the Bengal Artillery between 1830 and 1849. He sent seeds to Glasnevin Botanic Garden in Dublin between 1841 and 1849, and after this collected plants in Aden, Suez, Cairo and Malta. He became President of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh in 1853 and was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
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•Collector: Col. E Madden – list of numbered Himalayan Plants from Simla Lits mountains to Kumaon & Tibet named (mostly by M.P. Edgeworth) Almorah 1849, remainder named by Bentham, G; Munro, Major W.; Strachey, Capt. R.; Winterbotton, J.E. in some cases by collation with Herbarium Wallich – Filed under “Madden, E” in general index; in the form of 28 leaves, sewn in a paper cover]

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