Lorrain(e), W.B.


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

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)



Medical man who is cited as the collector of Polypodium heterocarpum (cf. Verb. k.k. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien 1875, p. 598), and of Davallia lorrainii Hance, both in P. Penang (cf. Ann. Sci. Nat. V, 5, 1866, p. 251). A strenuous collector of ferns in that island!



Penang ferns of Dr Lorraine (written with ‘e’ at the end) were sold with the Herbarium of Wm Gourlie of Glasgow in 1858. Also ferns in Herb. Edinb. [E], a.o. with Thomas Moore’s fern herbarium, Gourlie herbarium, and Kew dupl. [K]. According to Index Herb. Pt II (Regn. Veg. 86) 1972, a Herb. Lorraine is in Inst. Bot. Nancy. It is not known to me whether one and the same person is involved.