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
John Bellenden Ker, originally John Gawler (1764-1842), a British botanist, traveler, and expert on the Iridaceae. He was the author of Recensio Plantarum (1801), Select Orchideae (c.1816), and Select Orchideae (c.1816), and was the first editor of Edward's Botanical Register from 1815 to 1824. He also described new plants for Curtis's Botanical Magazine. He is commemorated with the genus Bellendena, not in southern Africa, and with Moraea bellendenii and Ixia bellendenii, published in 1929 and 1936 respectively. (Dictionary of National Biography; David Hollombe, pers. comm.).
Francois (Franz) Kiggelaer (1648-1722), Dutch botanist, apothecary, traveller, plant collector, curator of Dutch plant collector Simon van Beaumont's garden and author of Horti Beaumontii Catalogus (1690), which listed some Cape plants, mostly succulents. He also collaborated with Dutch anatomist and professor of botany at the Hortus Botanicus of Amerstedam Frederik Ruysch (1638-1731), and worked on the first volume of Jan Commelijn’s Amstelodamensis Rariorum Horti Medici published in 1697, dealing with mainly the plants of the West Indies.The genus Kiggelaria in the Flacourtiaceae was published by Linnaeus in 1753. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names; W.P.U. Jackson; Wikipedia)
Nils Conrad Kindberg (1832-1910), Swedish bryologist, author of Catalogue of Canadian Plants. He obtained his Ph.D from Uppsala University (1857), became senior school teacher in nature science and mathematics in Linköping (1860-1910), made several bryological study and collecting trips to Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain and Italy, and later to North America. Between 1888-1910 he published over 50 papers relating to mosses of North America, many sent to him by John Macoun (1831-1920), a Canadian naturalist. Kindberg authored Species of European and Northamerican Bryineae (1896), Genera of European and Northamerican Bryineae (1897), and New Canadian Mosses(1889) (with Macoun). Many of his “new” species proved to be founded on insignificant variations of earlier described mosses. This moss genus Kindbergia in the Brachytheciaceae was published in 1982 by Polish bryologist Ryszard Ochyra. (Tropicos; Wikipedia)
Friedrich Wilhelm Klatt (1825-1897), German botanist, a high school teacher in Hamburg, researcher and author; obtained an honorary Ph.D. from the University of Rostock for his revision of the Iridaceae family; contributed to many publications including the multi-volume Conspectus Florae Africae by Durand et. al., Flora Brasiliensis by Martius, Flora of Central Brazil by Warming, and The Botany of German East Africa, and wrote extensively about the Compositae in Australia, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, German East Africa, and Madagascar. His name is on the Klatt Herbarium of Compositae at Harvard University. The genus Klattia in the Iridaceae was published in 1877 by British botanist John Gilbert Baker. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names; Wikipedia)
Johann Hieronymus Kniphof (1704-1763), German physician, lecturer, professor, Dean of the Medical Faculty, finally Rector of the University of Erfurt, author of a folio of nature-printed illustrations of plants in 1733, followed by significantly expanded editions in 1747 and 1758. His book Botanica in Originali seu herbarium vivum was the first significant work to follow Linnaeus's nomenclature. (PlantzAfrica, Wikipedia)
Thomas Knowlton (1691-1781), an English horticulturist, botanist and Curator of the Botanic Garden at Eltham, well known in his lifetime as a botanist and gardener with a special interest in nature, wildflowers and hothouse exotics. His life story, No ordinary gardener, was written by Blanche Henrey (British museum, 1896). He designed many gardens for the wealthy and collected and grew plants from around the world. The genus Knowltonia in the Ranunculaceae was published in 1796 by British botanist Richard Anthony Salisbury formerly known as Richard Markham. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names; Wikipedia)
Georg Ludwig (Georgius Ludovicius) Koeler (1765-1807), German botanist and physician, professor of botany at Mainz, pharmacologist and writer on grasses. His book Descriptio graminum in Gallia et Germania (1802) described the grasses of Germany and France. The genus Koeleria in the Poaceae was published in 1805 by South African mycologist Christiaan Hendrik Persoon. (CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names)
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Christian Ferdinand Friedrich von Krausse (1812-1890), German botanist and traveller, professor and Director of the Natural History Museum at Stuttgart, zoologist and plant collector in South Africa, associated with Stuttgart Natural History Museum. He also studied minerology and chemistry. He came to the Cape in 1838, and did much plant collecting in Natal in 1839 and 1840. He also mollusks and crustaceans, and made a general study of the geology, flora and fauna. From late 1838 to mid-June 1839, he explored the areas between Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, and from mid-June to January 1840 the bush and seashore around the Congella river, also Pietermaritzburg. On 22 April 1840, he left to join the Natural History Museum, Stuttgart, becoming its director in 1956. He wrote Die suidafrikanischen Crusaceen (1843) and Die suidafrikanischen Mollusken (1848).The genus Kraussia in the Rubiaceae was published in 1844 by Carl Heinrich Schultz. He also collected and is remembered in the names Combretum kraussii, Leptogium kraussii, Jamesbritteniana kraussiana, Blaeria kraussiana, Disparago kraussii, Hertia kraussii, Helichrysum kraussii, Limonium kraussianum, Eriosema kraussianum, Juncus kraussii, Scilla kraussii, Wurmbea kraussii, Randia kraussii, Acacia kraussiana, Tephrosia kraussiana, Erica kraussiana, Salacia kraussii and many others, both current and synonymized. (Hugh Clarke, pers. comm.; Trees and Shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park; JSTOR)
Frederick John Kruger (1944- ), South African forest ecologist, MSc Stellenbosch Univ. 1974, Forest Research Officer, Jonkershoek Forest Research Station near Stellenbosch from 1966, commemorated with Erica krugeri. (Gunn & Codd; Brian Bates Eponomy)