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Scientist Asuman (1920-2015) and Turhan Baytop (1920-2002)

Husband and wife pharmists and botanists, Istanbul, Turkey. Asuman held an earned degree in pharmacy but developed a keen interest in botany. Botanical author and collector of more than 7400 plant specimans from European Turkey, mainly from the Aydos Mountains. Turhan made more than 170 individual plant-hunting trips over a period of 50 years, collecting more than 10,000 dried plant specimens which are housed in the Faculty of Pharmacy Herbarium at Istanbul University. As Dean of the faculty, he specialised in the uses of plants in Turkey, particularly those of medicinal value such as Papaver, Digitalis and Colchicum, and published many papers and books on the subject.

Also see hybridizer Baytop for botanical authorship list.

Iris publications:

Baytop, T., & B. Mathew, (1984). The Bulbous Plants of Turkey, B. T. Batsford, London.

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Topic revision: r2 - 29 Feb 2016, Harloiris
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