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#1 Cycadcenter

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 06:12 PM

Ken Hill, cycad botanist from Sydney Botanical Gardens passed away this morning following a long illness.

Ken was undoubtably the leading cycad botanist in the world with his expertise being cycas and macrozamia where he described about 50 species.

He also described the Wollemi pine and was responsible for the reclassification of eucalypts in Australia.

Bye friend.
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#2 George Sparkman

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 07:06 PM

My heart felt condolenses to everybody close to him.
He will truly be missed.

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#3 Jeff Searle

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 05:07 PM

I never got to meet him, but his name came up often. He will be truly missed.
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#4 Cycadcenter

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 08:28 PM

Here's a photo taken in the Bangkok Markets back in 2002

Left to right.........

John Donaldson NBI South Africa
Suzi Ironmonger
Ken Hill
Robert Greenberg



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Another Thailand

With some other cycad notables

Alvaro Calonje (Columbia)
Rosa and Dennis Heenan (Who were both tragically killed in an auto accident) from South Africa
Ken Hill
Chris Dalzell (Durban Gardens)
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#5 JEFF from Trabuco Canyon CA

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 10:01 AM

Great photos Bruce. I am sorry to hear the news of his death. I never got to meet him but, heard great things about him. Ken Hill RIP!
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 03:33 AM

Ken will surely be missed. Great man. Enjoyed our brief conversations that we shared. A huge lost for the cycad community. My regard to his family and close friends. Ellis Redland Nursery
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#7 edbrown_III

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 07:37 AM

I regret not meeting him I only knew him through his book on Australian Cycads.

My regards to his family and friends.


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