Collecting localities




Booth, H. or J.


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

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


As yet there is no certainty on the Java collector of that name. See also sub Booth, Jonas Thomas.

A certain John Booth of the Flottbecker Baumschulen (= nursery) near Hamburg, Germany, built a new orchid house in 1844 (Bot. Zeit. 3, 1845, p. 48). In 1850 a catalogue of the firm of James Booth & Söhne offered many orchids for sale (Bot. Zeit. 9, 1851, p. 240). In 1861/62 the orchid collection of the firm was sold to England and they started growing water plants (Hamb. Gart. Blum. Zeitschr. 18, 1862, p. 433-436). Possibly a son of the family collected in Java for somebody in England.


Collecting localities:

The collector of Dendrobium boothii Teijsm. &. Binn. on G. Salak, W. Java, in 1862,1 and of Liparis boothii Regel in 1864.2



In Herb. Edinburgh [E]: material of Primula imperialis Junhg. from Mt Pangrango, W. Java, no 102.



(1) cf. Teijsmann & Binnendijk in Nat. Tijdschr. N.I. 24, 1862, p. 318.

(2) cf. sub boothii in Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.