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Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw

Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw (7 April 1902–1985) was a notable English botanist and classicist.

Airy Shaw was born at The Mount, Grange Road, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, to read classics, but he switched to natural sciences, taking his degree in 1924 and finishing in 1925, then taking a position at Kew Gardens. He became an expert on tropical Asian botany and on entomology.

Selected works

  • The Euphorbiaceae of Borneo, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1975. ISBN 978-0-11-241099-7.
  • The Euphorbiaceae of
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