Collecting localities



Biographical data


Veitch, Harry James


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


Born: 1840, Exeter, England. Died: 1924, Slough, W of London, England.



The last member of the wellknown horticultural firm of Veitch & Sons at Chelsea, London. To my knowledge he never travelled in the tropics.

He was the author of many papers on ornamental plants and a hybridizer of orchids.

Betula harryana Hort. was named after him.



Herb. Kew [K]: General Herb., 1884; Malaya etc. 1886-98 (incl. plants from Burke, C. Curtis, J.G. Veitch, Lobb); Herb. Brit. Mus. [BM]: 140 plants from Juan Fernandez, S. America and Java, from various collectors (pres. 1877); 40 from Costa Rica (pres. 1872); species of Nepenthes (pres. 1876 and 1878). Probably all of these collections were made by others on behalf of the firm of Veitch.


biographical data:

Gard. Chron. 3rd ser. 482, 1910, p. 72-73 + portr.; Kew Bull. 1924, p. 300-301; Curtis Bot. Magaz. Dedic. 1827-1927, p. 331-332 + portr.; Biogr. Index Britten & Boulger, 2nd ed. by Rendle, 1931; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.