Ernest Henry Wilson and early encounters with Quelpaert, aka Jeju, Korea (via )
For those of you who like their Korean history (as I do) and those early turn of the century (last) encounters as Korea plunged headlong into modernity. Generally at the forced behest of imperial Japan.
Part of this post is spirited by the fact that I am relocating to Korea in the next month or so, but recently I had stumbled across a type specimen on JSTOR Plant Science contributed by the United States National Herbarium at the Smithsonian Institution from 1917, collected by one E.H. Wilson (#9486). Ernest Henry Wilson was a noted English plant collector who spent much of his professional existence focusing on Asian types. According to the Famo … Read More