Appendix: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Johan Peter Falck (Falk) (1733-1774), Swedish botanist and doctor, traveller, professor of botany at St. Petersburg, and pupil of Linnaeus. He accompanied Linnaeus on his expedition to the island province of Gotland and tutored Carl Linnaeus the younger. He undertook an expedition at the behest of the Russian Academy of Sciences to explore a vast area of Siberia during which he collected a great deal of information about plants, animals and local peoples and customs. He committed suicide in Kazan after having become addicted to opium and enduring long spells of depression. The genus Falkia in the Convolvulaceae was published in 1781 by Swedish botanist Carl Peter Thunberg. He was also honored with the name Convolvulus falkia. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names; A General System of Gardening and Botany by George Don)
The entry in CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names well illustrates the difficulty of figuring out some of these derivations, to wit: "Possibly after a German official, possibly in Regensburg, possibly a certain Herr Felix, possibly d. 1846, [possibly the Mayor of Regensburg]; or from the Latin felix, licis "happy, cheerful" [a reference to the bright flowers]; or for the Italian Fortunato Bartolomeo de Felice (1723-1789)." This latter was a scholar from Yverdon who led the European team responsible for writing the Yverdon Encyclopedia published between 1770 and 1780 in 58 quarto volumes, which superseded the Parisian Encyclopedia of Diderot and d’Alembert published between 1751 and 1772. The name Felicia in the Asteraceae was given by French botanist and naturalist Alexandre Henri Gabriel de Cassini in 1818 who frequently did not explain his names, and so must for the moment remain essentially unexplained. (Elsa Pooley, Mountain Flowers)
Mrs. Emily Pauline Reitz Ferguson (1872-?), a plant collector of Riversdale in South Africa who collected in the Riversdale and Swellendam areas in the 1920's and 1930's. She is commemorated with the taxa Lampranthus fergusoniae, Antimima fergusoniae, Pelargonium fergusoniae, Trichodiadema fergusoniae, Glottiphyllum fergusoniae and Watsonia fergusoniae, probably for taxa in Freesia and Moraea for whom JSTOR records list a Ferguson or E. Ferguson as collector, and also possibly Cyrtanthus. (Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names; JSTOR)
Giovanni Battista Ferrari (1584-1655), Italian botanist, entered the Jesuit order in Rome in 1602, was a professor of Hebrew and Rhetoric at the Jesuit College in Rome, and held a position as horticultural advisor to the papal family. He was the author of many illustrated botanical books including De Florum Cultura in 4 vols. (1633) devoted to the planning and planting of gardens, and was the first scientist to provide a complete description of the limes, lemons and pomegranates and their use in preventing scurvy. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names)
Heinrich David Auguste Ficinus (1782-1857), German botanist, physician, naturalist and professor of physics and chemistry. He wrote several literary works and textbooks in the fields of botany, optics and mineral chemistry. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names)
  flanagania,   flanaganii
Henry George Flanagan (1861-1919), a prolific South African-born collector and traveller. Flanagan also owned Prospect Farm in Komga District of the Eastern Cape, where he developed a noteworthy garden containing rare exotics as well as South African trees and shrubs and native bees. The genus Flanagania in the Asclepiadaceae was published in 1894 by German taxonomist and botanist Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter. Flanagan was also honored by having his name attached to many genera including Euphorbia, Glumicalyx, Manulea, Selago, Greyia, Gladiolus, Cassipourea, Hypoxis, Erica,Cyrtanthus, Abutilon, Tylophora, Aspidoglossum, Raphionacme, Mystacidium, Corycium, Felicia, Senecio, Helichrysum, Vernonia, Scolopia, Crassula, Ecbolium and others. (PlantzAfrica; Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names)
  foleyana,   foleyi
Mr. W.J. Foley (fl. 1916-1918), of the South African Museum Herbarium, then of the National Herbarium in Pretoria, plant collector in South Africa, commemorated with Bulbine foleyi and Pteronia foleyi. (Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names; Gunn & Codd)
  Forbesia,   Forbesiana,   Forbesianum,   Forbesii
John Forbes (1799-1823), an English plant collector and naturalist who visited the Cape in 1822 having been appointed by the Horticultural Society of London, and died on the Zambesi River in Mozambique the following year. The expedition under the command of Captain William Owen aboard the Leven sailed from England to Lisbon, Madeira, and the Cape Verde Island, then to Rio de Janeiro and across to the Cape of Good Hope, then to Port Elizabeth and to Delagoa Bay in Mozambique, where almost a third of the crew died of malaria. They went on to Madagascar and the Comoro Islands before returning to the Cape. After John Forbes died in 1823 the expedition continued to the Seychelles, Mauritius, Bombay and Muscat, eventually drawing some 300 charts and mapping almost 30,000 miles of the African coastline. The Harvard University Herbarium database gives his year of birth as 1798, but other sources say 1799. The genus Forbesia in the Amaryllidaceae was published in his honor in 1827 by Danish botanist Christian Friedrich Ecklon. Gunn & Codd give three taxa that commemorate John Forbes, Amaryllis forbesii, Grewia forbesii, and Loranthus forbesii, but each of these taxa is either not in southern Africa, not a current taxon or not validly published. He was also commemorated with Nymphoides forbesiana, found in Mozambique, and Arctotheca forbesiana. Tapinanthus forbesii, Albizia forbesii and Dichrostachys forbesii were collected by a Forbes at Delagoa Bay, so they probably honor him, as well as Striga forbesii, collected in Mozambique with no location record. Others such as Dicerocaryum forbesii, Tephrosia forbesii, Aspalathus forbesii, Selago forbesii and Melhania forbesii were collected by people named Forbes but must remain uncertain for now. Other possible individuals with this name who may or may not be honored with such specific names as forbesiana, forbesianum and forbesii are Edward Forbes (1815-1854), British naturalist, curatorship of the museum of the Geological Society of London, Professor of Botany at King's College, Professor of Natural History at the University of Edinburgh, and co-author of A History of British Mollusca, Henry Ogg Forbes (1851-1932), Scottish naturalist and collector, commemorated with Aloe forbesii, not in southern Africa, Helena Madelain Forbes (1900-1959), Scottish botanist who worked in South Africa and at Kew Gardens, and John Forbes Royle (1799-1858), British physician. (Dictionary of National Biography; JSTOR)
Henri Georges Fourcade (1865-1948), French-born South African forester, land surveyor, inventor, and botanist, recognised in 1927 by the Royal Society of South Africa for his work as a mathematician, surveyor, and botanist, received honorary doctorate from the University of Cape Town. He named a tremendous number of species, and was honored by specific epithets in the genera Erica, Drosanthemum, Trichodiadema, Ruschia, Phylica, Helichrysum, Gnidia, Struthiola, Watsonia, Oxalis, Sebaea, Restio, Aspalathus, Selago, Babiana, Gladiolus, Geissorhiza and others. He was a pioneer in the remote sensing and measuring technology called photogrammetry, a member of the Royal Society of South Africa, and his name is also on Mt. Fourcade in Antarctica. (JSTOR; Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names; Gunn & Codd)
Johan Frankenius (1590-1661), sometimes written as Franke or Franckenius or Franck, professor of anatomy, medicine and botany at Uppsala, Sweden, and the first writer on Swedish plants, author of Speculum botanicum, and a colleague of Linnaeus. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names)
Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese (1795-1876), a German physician and botanist from Kiel and a pupil of Ecklon who like his teacher studied South African plants. The genus Freesia in the Iridaceae was published in 1866 by German botanist Friedrich Wilhelm Klatt. (PlantzAfrica, CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names)
Count Lorenzo de Freylino / Freilino. The Count owned a famous private botanical garden in Buttigliera d'Asti, about 15 miles east of Turin and about 45 miles SE of Marengo in Italy in the early 19th century. The genus Freylinia in the Scrophulariaceae was published in 1823 by Italian lawyer and botanist Luigi (Aloysius) Colla. He was honored as well with the genus Freyliniopsis, also in the Scrophulariaceae, which was published in 1922 by German botanist Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler. There are eleven species of Freylinia in southern Africa, eight of which are in the Cape Province. (PlantzAfrica; CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names; Lotte Burkhardt, pers. comm.)
Leonardo Frullani (1756-1824), Tuscan statesman and civil servant, vice-governor of Livorno, and Finance Minister of the Duchy of Tuscany under Ferdinand III. (From the original publication: "Frullania, genere di Piante da mo dedicato ai meriti amplissimi si S. E. il Sig.
Jørgen Fuiren (1581-1628), Danish botanist and physician, studied medicine, botany and mathematics at the University of Leiden and art at the University of Padua, travelled throughout Scandinavia, and was a pupil of (Gaspard?) Bauhin. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names)
(1) Ernst R. Fuller (fl. 1920-1928), postmaster in the Northern Cape and active collector of succulent plants, commemorated with Cephalophyllum fulleri, Conophytum fulleri, Ruschia fulleri, Stomatium fulleri, Drosanthemum fulleri, Cephalophyllum fulleri, Ebracteola fulleri, Ophthalmophyllum fulleri and the former taxon Lithops fulleri (Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names; Gunn & Codd). (2) Claude Fuller (1872‑1928), an entomologist for the Cape Department of Agriculture who worked on the tsetse fly and collected fungi, Chief of the Division of Entomology at Pretoria, after retirement was the Chief Entomologist of Mozambique, killed in a motor accident. He is commemorated with Hyobanche fulleri. (Elsa Pooley; Gunn & Codd)