Full First Name(s)
Himansu (Snowy)
Title (honorific)
Academic Qualifications
PhD (1977, University of Reading); MSc, (1969, University of Durban-Westville); BSc Hons (1967, University of Durban-Westville)
Brief Biography (English)

Prof Himansu Baijnath is an Honorary Research Professor and Senior Research Associate in the School of Biological and Conservation Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He joined the staff of the University of Durban-Westville (now University of KwaZulu-Natal) and served as curator of its Ward Herbarium for 20 years. He has authored more than 80 publications and is particularly interested in the biosystematics of higher plants. He was awarded the accolade of eThekwini Living Legend in 2012. He is an active researcher and supervisor of postgraduate students and a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). His fields of Expertise are on Plant Taxonomy, Biodiversity, Plant Biology, Plant-Animal Interactions, Medicinal Plants, and Food Plants.

Job Title
Primary Organisation
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Website Address for Primary Organisation
African Country
South Africa
African Region
Southern Africa

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