Biographical data


Bethune, D.


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



Captain in the British Navy, who brought Clerodendron bethuneanum Low (named after him) and several other fine plants from Borneo to England.1 The specimen was most probably collected by H. Low.

Clerodendron squamatum Vahl var. bethuniana (Low) Bakh. was named after him. 



(1) Capt. D. Bethune & Comm. L.C. Heath: ‘Views in the eastern Archipelago: Borneo, Sarawak, Labuan, etc.’ Introd. by J.A. St John (London 1847).


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.