Minakata

1993 JF. Discovered 1993 May 15 by Y. Shimizu and T. Urata at Nachi-Katsuura.

Named in memory of Kumagusu Minakata (18671941), a renowned Japanese naturalist who, as a child, studied mycology. Employed from 1895 as a temporary specialist by the British Museum, he returned to Japan in 1900 to continue his studies of biology and other fields. He promoted the movement to protect the forest of Kumano in the Wakayama prefecture from destruction by the government. (M 30477)

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