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Kalanchoe [genus name] is derived from a Chinese name for one of the species in the genus. [See Kalanchoe.]

kesiya means 'of or from the Khasi hills in the state of Meghalaya in north-eastern India. [See Pinus kesiya subsp. insularis.]

kewensis means 'of or from the Royal:Botanic Gardens, Kew (England)'. [ Freesia x kewensis.]

Kigelia [genus name] is derived from a local Mozambique name kigeli-keia. [See Kigelia.]

Knautia [genus name] commemorates one of two German brothers, both physicians and botanists, Christoph Knaut (1638-1694) or Christian Knaut (1654-1716). [See Knautia.]

Koeleria [genus name] commemorates a German physician and botanist, Georg Ludwig Koeler (1765-1807), who was a professor of botany at Mainz and specialized in grasses (especially in Germany and France). He collected plants in Europe, particularly Austria. His published works included Descriptio graminum in Gallia et Germania. [See Koeleria.]

Kolkwitzia [genus name] commemorates a German botanist and ecologist, Richard Kolkwitz (1873-1956), who was a professor of botany at Berlin in about 1900. [See Kolkwitzia.]

Kosteletzkya [genus name] commemorates a Czech physician and botanist, as well as a writer on medical botany, Vincenz Franz Kosteletzky (1801-1887), who was a professor in Prague. Included in his published works are Clavis analytika in Floram Bohemiae phanerogamicam, Allgemeine medicinische pharmaceutische Flora, and Index plantarum horti caesarei regii botanici Pragensis. [See ... .]

Krigia [genus name] commemorates a German physician, David Krieg, who collected plants in Maryland (North America) in 1698 and brought specimens back to Europe. He died in Riga (Latvia) in 1713. [See Krigia.]

kurzii commemorates a German botanist, Wilhelm Sulpiz Kurz (c.1834 -1878) who collected plants widely in south-eastern Asia, especially the Andaman Islands, Burma, Malaysia and India, and some authorities believe was an expert on the Musa genus (banana). He was an Assistant at the botanical garden at Buitenzorg from 1859-1863. (Buitenzorg is now more familiar as Bogor in Indonesian western Java and the botanical garden, still acclaimed today, is part of an agricultural research centre.) From the end of 1864 Kurz was Curator of the Herbarium in the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta and when he died in office a monument to him was built in that Garden. Among his published works is Forest Flora of British Burma (1877). [See Hydnocarpus kurzii.]


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