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Rose, peony and clematis author and discoverer Listing last updated on 23 Jan 2013.
Plant explorer and collector, Robert Fortune was born on 16 September 1812 in Kello, Berwickshire, Scotland. He is credited with having discovered over 120 new species of plants. He made 4 trips to China and Japan in the mid-1800s -- the Chinese called him Sing Wah
. After retiring to London, where he lived for several years, he returned to Scotland and died in 1880.
[From Roll Call: The Old Rose Breeder, by Brent C. Dickerson, p. 171:] Robert Fortune, London, England. Lived 1812-1880.
[From Value for Money, by Lt. Col. Ken Grapes, p. 112:] the famous British plant hunter Robert Fortune... is possibly best known for the introduction of the tea plant to India.