Collecting localities


Biographical data


Druce, George Claridge


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

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


Born: 1850, Potterspury, Northamptonshire, England. Died: 1932, Oxford, England.



At the age of 15 apprenticed to a pharmacist; later he purchased a business of his own at Oxford. He had a great interest in the local flora and was the writer of various county floras; in 1899 he was awarded the honorary degree of M.A. by the University of Oxford. In 1895 appointed Curator of the Fielding Herbarium, Bot. Gard., Oxford; from 1903 till his death Secretary of the Bot. Soc. and Exchange Club of the British Isles.


Collecting localities:

He visited the Malay Peninsula and Singapore in 1908 (cf. Burkill in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 4, 1927, nos 4-5). In the same year he visited India, Ceylon, China, Korea, and Japan.



Herb. Oxford [OXF];? incl. the Malay Peninsula collection.


biographical data:

Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. 144, 1931/32, p. 174-176; Journ. Bot. 70, 1932, p. 141-144; Kew Bull. 1932, p. 157-158; Nature 129, 1932, p. 426-427; Cf. H. Newman Clokie: ‘An Account of the Herbaria of the Dept. of Botany in the University of Oxford’ 1964, p. 49-52; bibliogr. in Rep. Bot. Soc. and Exch. Club Brit. Isles for 1931, p. 804.