Dorothy Adlington Cadbury(1892-1987), Botanist and board member of the of Managing Directors of Cadbury
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Cadbury was a botanist, who became an expert on Patamogeton, commonly known as pondweeds. Already a member of the Botanical Society of the British Isles, in 1950 Cadbury joined the Birmingham Natural History Society (BNHS) and recorded all of the flowering plants in the city's Edgbaston Park. In the same year, she became involved in a joint project between BNHS and the Botany Department of Birmingham University, creating a revised edition of The Flora of Warwickshire, by identifying and recording material sent to them by collectors. These findings were published as A Computer Mapped Flora in 1971. Cadbury also brought together a collection of 400 patamogeton from around Britain for The British Museum and the rare hybrid Potamogeton x. cadburyae is named after her.
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