Henshall, John


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



A gardener who forwarded large lots of orchids from Java to Europe, probably to Henderson’s.1 He is the author of some papers relating to the flora of that island.2

He may be identical with John Henshall, a gardener of J.H. Schröder, Tooting, author of a book on the culture of orchids.3

Dendrobium henshalli Rchb. f. and Bulbophyllum henshalli Rchb. f. may have been named after him.



Herb. Kew [K]: from Java (pres. 1850-56).



(1) cf. letter from Motley in Hook. Lond. Journ. Bot. & Kew Gard. Misc. 7, 1855, p. 289-296.

(2) J. Henshall: ‘Memoranda from Java’ (Gard. Chron. 1852, p. 533-534, 581; extr. in Allg. Gartenzeit. 20, 1852, p. 379-381); ‘Notizen über einige Waldbäume auf Java’ (Hamb. Gart. u. Blumenzeit. 8, 1852, p. 484-487).

(3) cf. Biogr. Index BRITTEN & BOULDER in Journ. Bot. 27, 1889, p. 82.

J. Henshall: ‘A practical treatise on the cultivation of orchidaceous plants, with remarks on their geographical distribution and a select catalogue of the best kinds in cultivation’ (London 1845); transl. into German, Hannover 1846.