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Thunbergia alata Sims Acanthaceae. Black-eyed Susan. Tender, perennial herbaceous climbing plant. Distribution: East Africa. Named for Carl Peter (Pehr or Per) Thunberg (1743-1828), doctor, botanist, student of Linnaeus who collected plants in Japan, Sri Lanka and South Africa. He published Flora Japonica (1784)

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Prodromus plantarum capensis (2 vols., 1794, 1800) Icones plantarum japonicarum (1805) Flora capensis (1807-1823) on the South African collections, and Voyages de C.P. Thunberg au Japon par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance, les Isles de la Sonde (1796) about his travels. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in April 1788. Photographed in the Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians, London.

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