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Joseph Dalton Hooker was arguably the most important British botanist of the nineteenth century. A traveller and plant-collector, he was one of Charles Darwin’s closest friends and eventually became director of Britain’s Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

The image on the left shows Joseph Hooker in 1855, the year that he published the Flora Indica and finished the Flora Nova Zelandiae.


These pages are intended to provide some basic information about Joseph Hooker. They include:

This site went live in May 2001, since when it has received over 12,000 visitors. It was redesigned in October 2002 and is being updated as often as possible, so please email your suggestions, ideas, comments and criticisms.

 

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