I especially want to thank the following people for their invaluable assistance during the various stages of writing this book. Their support and contributions to a project like this were of great importance to achieving the goals that I set. Without all this help, the final product would certainly not be as complete as it is.


Archives: Herrenhäuser Gärten Hannover — Germany

Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

S.T. Baatvik
D. U. Bellstedt
B. Brackelman
Dr. B. Bytebier
D. Croteau
N. Fortin
P. Füllert
W. Füllert
T. Guillaume

M. Laviolette
C. Lindqvist
A. & C. Mather
M. Paradis
W. Price
J. Smith
B. Pershing

A. Tinari
M. & J. Evans

D. Martens

R. Myhr

T. Okuto

N. Robitaille

B. Thorpe

My mother, my father and my brother