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

Kerria [genus name] commemorates a Kew gardener and plant collector, William Kerr who died in 1814. From 1804-1812 he was the first resident professional plant collector in China on behalf of the botanic gardens at Kew. [See Kerria.]

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.]

Kickxia [genus name] commemorates either a father or son, both Flemish botanists and mineralogists.

The father, Jean Kickx (1775-1831), who was a professor of botany, pharmacy and mineralogy in Brussels, wrote Flora bruxellensis (1812). [See Kickxia.]

His son, Jean Kickx (1803-1864), completed Flore cryptogamique des Flandres (1867) drafted by his father (which was eventually published posthumously), although some authorities believe he did not specialise in these flowerless plants. Yet his published works included others on cryptogams ie. Flore cryptogamique des environs de Louvain (1835), Recherches pour servir à la flore cryptogamique des Flandres. (1840-1855). [See Kickxia.]

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.]

Kniphofia [genus name] commemorates a German physician, Johann Hieronymus Kniphof (1704-1763), who was interested in botany. He was professor of medicine at Erfurt from 1737, dean of the medical faculty from 1747 and rector from 1761-1763. His published works included Botanica in Originali (1757-1764). [See Kniphofia.]

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.]


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