Species Protea comptonii
Pictures from Observations
Honoring Prof. Robert Harold Compton (1886-1979). Cambridge educated botanist and the second director of Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens, he made more than 35 000 collections. In 1914 he parrticipated in a field expedition to New Caledonia and found both new genera and new species. This collecting register is in the British Museum. After war service from 1915-1918 he became a professor of botany at the University of Cape Town. He founded and edited the Journal of South African Botany. Upon his retirement he settled in Swaziland and undertook a survey of the territory.