1857 – 1933
Who was Otto Stapf?
In May 1908 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. His candidacy citation read: Principal Assistant, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He is at home in all branches of Scientific Botany, and is well known for the thoroughness of his work. His numerous publications have been chiefly in the field of Systematic Botany. Before coming to England, he spent nine months on a botanical exploration of Persia. His most important publications are: - 'Botan Ergebnisse der Polak'schen Expedition nach Persien'; 'Beitrage zur Flora v Lycien, Carien u Mesopotamien'; 'Die Arten der Gattung Ephedra'; 'Pedaliaceae and Martyniaceae'; 'Flora of Mount Kinabalu in North Borneo'; 'Melocanna bambusoides'; 'Structure of 'Sararanga sinuosa'; 'Dicellandra and Phaeoneuron'; 'Monograph of the Indian Aconites'. In Hooker's Icones plantarum, about 100 plates with text, 1891-1905; Part of Gramineae; 'Apocynaceae; Gramineae; Lentibulariaceae; Pedaliaceae.