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Robert Wight

Scottish botanist

1796   -   1872

country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Great Britain, United Kingdom
language of expression: English
occupation: botanist, surgeon
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society

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Robert Wight MD FRS FLS (6 July 1796 – 26 May 1872) was a Scottish surgeon in the East India Company, whose professional career was spent entirely in southern India, where his greatest achievements were in botany – as an economic botanist and leading taxonomist in south India. He contributed to the introduction of American cotton. As a taxonomist he described 110 new genera and 1267 new species of flowering plants. He employed Indian botanical artists to illustrate a large number of plants collected by himself and Indian collectors he trained. Some of these illustrations were published William Hooker in Britain, but from 1838 published a series of illustrated works in Madras including the uncoloured, six-volume Icones Plantarum Indiae Orientalis (1838–53) and two hand-coloured, two-volume works, the Illustrations of Indian Botany (1838–50) and Spicilegium Neilgherrense (1845–51). By the time he retired from India in 1853 he had published 2464 illustrations of Indian plants.
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works

4

Illustrations of Indian Botany, Volume 1

Volume 1 of Indian Botany Illustrations.

author: Robert Wight

1840

Illustrations of Indian Botany, Volume 2

Volume 2 of Indian Botany Illustrations

author: Robert Wight

1850

articles

7

Illustrations of Indian Botany, Vol. 1/Magnoliaceae

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author: Robert Wight

Illustrations of Indian Botany, Vol. 1/Ranunculaceae

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Illustrations of Indian Botany, Vol. 1/Dilleniaciae

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Illustrations of Indian Botany, Vol. 1/Anonaceae

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Illustrations of Indian Botany, Vol. 1/Menispermaceae

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