Biographical data




(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)



Presented Cordia campanulata (Moluccas etc.) to the Botanic Garden at Calcutta (see Roxburgh, Hort. Beng. 1814, p. 17) in 1809. Presumably the plant was cultivated in the garden at the island of St Helena, where William John Burchell (1782-1863) was schoolmaster and acting botanist in the employ of the E.I.C. from 1805-10.


biographical data:

(sub W.J. Burchell). Dict. Nat. Biogr. 7, p. 290-291; Biogr. Index Britten & Boulger, 2nd ed. by Rendle, 1931; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.