Collecting localities



Biographical data


Parks, John Damper


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

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


fl. 1823-1838.



(Sometimes misspelled Parkes). Collected for the Horticultural Society in China and Java, 1823.1 Afterwards gardener of the Earl of Arran, F.H.S. at Bognor, Sussex.


Collecting localities:

Left London in the ‘Lowther Castle’ in 1823, returning in the same ship in May 1824. On the outward voyage he landed at Anger Point (= Anjer, W. Java) (Aug. 1-3. 1823), gathering some botanical specimens; on the homebound voyage the anchor was cast at North Island in the Straits of Sunda, to take in water (Jan. 24, 1824).



Sold by the Horticultural Society in 1856, obtained by Bentham; in Herb. Kew [K].2 A Journal kept by him from August 1823 to 1824 is in the possession of the Roy. Hort. Society.



(1) cf. Transact. Hortic. Soc. 5, 1824, p. 427; MS. Journal in the Roy. Hort. Soc.

(2) cf. Journ. Bot. 32, 1894, p. 298-299.

‘A Catalogue of all the valuable collections of dried plants which have been formed by the travellers employed by the Hort. Soc. of Lond. etc. (1856).


biographical data:

Biogr. Index Britten & Boulger in Journ. Bot. 28, 1890, p. 117, and in 2nd ed. by Rendle, 1931; Bretschneider, Hist. Bet. Discov. China .1898, p. 271-274; J. R. Hort. Soc. 80, 1955, p. 270.