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Hans Justus Thode (1859-1932), pioneer plant collector in the Natal Drakensberg

D. J. B. Killick
Bothalia | Vol 12, No 2 | a1390 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v12i2.1390 | © 1977 D. J. B. Killick | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 November 1977 | Published: 11 November 1977

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Abstract

An account is given o f the life o f Hans Justus Thode (1859-1932) from the time of his arrival in Cape Town in 1885 or 1886 until his death in Durban in 1932. Thode was the pioneer plant collector of the Natal Drakensberg, but also collected wider afield in all four provinces of the Republic. His contributions to South African botany are assessed.


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