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Scientist Sir Michael Foster (1836 - 1907)

Sir Michael Foster

The highest award presented by the British Iris Society is the Foster Memorial Plaque. It is even more prestigious than the Dykes Medal. So who was Sir Michael Foster. The short answer is he was the first scientist to engage in experimental taxonomy. This lead to the later work of his student William Rikatson Dykes. But his botanical accomplishments although enormous, are overshadowed by the fact he was also a member of parliament and even more so that he was the foremost Human physiologist of his day and wrote the text that trained many physiologists in subsequent years. Although it would be nice to think his work in Botany earned him his knighthood, it was undoubtedly given for his work in medicine as physician and professor.

For more about Sir Michael Foster see the AIS Bulletin #120, January 1951 p.54 “Contributions of Sir Michael Foster by Randolph.

For a list of Irises he hybridized or named see Main.Bio.HybridizerFosterSir Michael

Iris publications by Foster:

Foster, M., (1881), The Clouded Iris, The Garden p42 July 9, 1881

Foster, M., (1883b), "Notes on Irises", The Gardeners' Chronicle August 25, p. 231-232.

Foster, M., (1883c), "Notes on Irises", The Gardeners' Chronicle September 15, p. 331-332.

Foster, M., (1885), "Garden Flora, Plate 503 The fringed Iris Of Japan ( Iris fimbriata )" The Garden p.120 August 1, 1885.

Foster, M., (1885), "So-Called German Irises", The Garden, p.508 November 14, 1885

Foster, M., (1885) Iris Korolkowii The Garden 28: 484-485. 7 November Iris Korolkowii

Foster, M., (1887), Gartenflora xxxvi. 201, t. 1244. see Iris lineata .

Foster, M., (1887), . "Some New Irises", The Gardeners' Chronicle I. p.611. Iris Kingiana, Iris Duthieii, Iris Hookeriana.

Foster, M., (1887), . "Some New Irises, continued". The Gardeners' Chronicle I. p.672-674. May 21, 1887. Iris decora, Iris nepalensis, Iris longifolia, Iris milesii.

Foster, M., (1888), Iris Korolkowii, . P.36-37. The Gardeners' Chronicle, July 14, 1888. P.36-37.

Foster, M., (1888), Irises, The Gardeners' Chronicle, August 18, 1888. P.182-183. I. cypriana, I. barnumae.

Foster, M., (1889), Iris Rosenbachiana, . The Gardeners' Chronicle, April 27, p.530.

Foster, M., (1889), Iris Gatesii, Florist and Nursery Exchange, Vol. 2 No. 1 p. 309

Foster, M., (1889), Iris caucasica and Iris orchioides, . The Gardeners' Chronicle May 11. P.588-589.

Foster, M., (1889), Iris Iberica, . The Gardeners' Chronicle, June 8. P. 725.

Foster, M.,(1889), "On Irises", Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society vol. 11 p.131-149.

Foster, M.,(1889), Iris Bakeriana, Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Tab. 7084. Nov. 1st 1889.

Foster, M., (1890), Iris Bakeriana,. The Gardeners' Chronicle, January 18, p. 76.

Foster, M., (1890), Home Correspondence, Iris sindjarensis, The Gardeners' Chronicle,March 29, 1890. p.396.

Foster, M., (1892), Iris Lorteti (Barbey). : August 6 The Gardeners' Chronicle, 2, 152-153: August 6: Iris Lorteti

Foster, M., (1892), Iris Lorteti. . The Gardeners' Chronicle, 2, 218: August 20.

Foster, M., (1892), I. nepalensis var. letha, The Gardeners' Chronicle, 2, 458-459: October 15: I. nepalensis var. letha ( collettii).

Foster, M., (1892), Iris nepalensis, The Gardeners' Chronicle, 2, 500: October 22.

Foster, M., (1892), Bulbous Irises, London (1892), Royal Horticultural Society.

Foster, M., (1893), Garden Flora. The Oncocyclus Group of Irises. . The Garden pp.130-135. February 18, 1893.

Foster, M., (1893), New or Noteworthy Plants. The Gardeners' Chronicle, p.711, June 17, 1893. see Iris athoa.

Foster, M., (1893),. Iris Kashmiriana]] The Garden 44: 591, 23 December 1893. Iris Kashmiriana]]

Foster, M.,(1899), The Gardeners' Chronicle, vol. xxv, p.225, Iris tubergeniana

Foster, M.,(1899), New or Noteworthy Plants, The Gardeners' Chronicle, p.389, Nov. 25, Iris sofarana.

Foster, M., (1901), New or Noteworthy Plants, Iris Ewbankiana. The Gardeners' Chronicle. 3rd Ser. 29: 397. fig. 152. (407) 22 June.

Foster, M., (1901), New or Noteworthy Plants, Iris Willmottiana, The Gardeners' Chronicle p.261-262. April 27, 1901.

Foster, M., ex Sprenger, (1901),Bull. Soc. Tosc. Ort. p.328. Iris talischii.

Foster, M., (1902), The Gardeners' Chronicle, vol. xxxi. p. 385-386. Fig. 134; . I. bucharica; and I. warleyensis.

Foster, M., (1902), Journal of Horticulture Ser. 3, vol. lxiv. p. 339. . I. warleyensis.

Foster, M., (1903), Journal of Horticulture. Ser. 3, vol.xlv. p. 260-261. Iris bucharica figured.

Foster, M., (1903), The Identity of Iris Hookeri and the Asian I. Setosa., . Rhodora, vol. 5, No. 54, p. 158, June, 1903. Iris setosa var. canadensis.

Foster, M., (1906),New or Noteworthy Plants, The Gardeners' Chronicle 3rd. ser., vol.40, p.125, August 25, 1906, Iris taitii.

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