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MacLear, Capt. John Fiot Lee Pearse


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



Accompanied the expedition of the British surveying ship ‘Alert’ (1878-82), under command of Capt. Sir G. Nares (itiner. etc. cf. sub R.W. Coppinger) and subsequently was appointed successor of the former.

He was commemorated in Dicliptera maclearii Hemsl.


Collecting localities:

In H.M.S. ‘Flying Fish’: Christmas Island (Dec. 1886-Jan. 1887).1 The ship operated in Banka Strait (N of the Minahassa in N. Celebes) in Aug. 1885 and June 1886 (cf. sub S.J. Hickson).



Herb. Kew [K]: 23 nos from Christmas Island; nearly all botanical specimens collected were destroyed by insufficient drying.



(1) cf. Letter from Christmas Isl., dated Jan. 13, 1887 (Nature 36, 1887, p. 13, with introd. by W.J.L. Wharton l.c. p. 12-13), and ‘General report on the collections of H.M.S. Flying Fish’ (Proc. Zool. Soc. 1887, p. 508 seq.).

(2) W. T. Thiselton Dyer: ‘Note on the flora of Christmas Island’ (Nature 36, 1887, p. 78).

W. Botting Hemsley: ‘Report on the botanical collections from Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, etc.’ (Journ. Linn. Soc. Bot. 25, 1890, p. 351-362).


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