Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Died 18 September 2013.
British botanist on the staff of Kew Herbarium, made collecting trips to Western Australia in 2001, 2004.
Joined the Kew staff in 1963 and worked solely on Flora zambesiaca until 1970. Brummitt visited Africa more than 22 times over a span of more than 30 years.
Author of Index to European taxonomic literature and co-author with C.E. Powell of Authors of plant names: A list of authors of scientific names of plants, with recommended standard forms of their names, including abbreviations.
He is commemorated with Tephrosia brummittii, Cyphia brummittii Thulin, Alchemilla brummittii K.M.Purohit & Panigrahi
Source: Extracted from Eponym Dictionary of Southern African Plants: http://www.calflora.net/southafrica/1A-B.html (2013), AVH (2013), SABONET (2013)
Portrait Photo: Extracted from http://www.sanbi.org/sites/default/files/documents/documents/sabonet-report-no-31-plants-nyika-plateau-part-2.pdf