Philip Barker-Webb

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Philip Barker Webb)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Philip Barker-Webb
Philip Barker Webb 1793-1854.jpg
Born(1793-07-10)July 10, 1793
DiedAugust 31, 1854(1854-08-31) (aged 61)
NationalityEnglish
OccupationBotanist
Webb Mausoleum in Milford, Surrey

Philip Barker-Webb FRS (10 July 1793 – 31 August 1854) was an English botanist.[1]

Born to a wealthy, aristocratic family, Barker-Webb was educated at Harrow School and Christ Church, Oxford. He collected plants in Italy, Spain, and Portugal, and was the first person to collect in the Tetuan Mountains of Morocco. En route to Brazil he made what was intended to be a brief visit to the Canary Islands, but he stayed for a considerable time, returning after his Brazil expedition. The results can be seen in the nine-volume Histoire Naturelle des Iles Canaries (Natural History of the Canary Islands), which he co-authored with Sabin Berthelot. In company with Berthelot, who had lived on the islands for some time, Webb collected specimens on the islands between 1828 and 1830. The text of Histoire Naturelle des Iles Canaries took 20 years to complete. Specialists such as Justin Pierre Marie Macquart wrote appropriate parts. Barker-Webb's herbarium was bequeathed to the Museo di Storia Naturale di Firenze in Florence, Italy.[2] He settled in Paris where he died in 1854.

The standard author abbreviation Webb is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.[3] The former genera Barkerwebbia and Webbia were named after him.[4]

Philip Barker-Webb by Lalogero di Bernadis

References

  1. ^ https://archive.org/stream/histoirenaturell40webb#page/n11/mode/2up
  2. ^ https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33066458
  3. ^ IPNI.  Webb.
  4. ^ BHL Taxonomic literature : a selective guide to botanical publications

Bibliography

External links

  • Gallica Digitised L'Histoire Naturelle des Îles Canaries (1835–50)