Collecting localities



Biographical data


Good, Peter


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


Died: June 11, 1803, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.



A Scotch Kew Gardener who was selected in 1796 to proceed to Calcutta, to bring home a collection of plants made by Christopher Smith (see there). On his return he remained at Kew as Foreman till 1801, when he was appointed Assistant to Rob. Brown on Flinders’s voyage.

He was commemorated in the genus Goodia Salisb. and in some other plant species.


Collecting localities:

Capt. Flinders’s Voyage in the ‘Investigator’, 1801-03, cf. sub R. Brown (also for liter.); Timor was visited (Apr. 1-7, 1803); Good died before the 2nd visit to the island.



He made a fine collection of Australian Proteaceae for Kew Gardens and forwarded seeds of Australian plants too.1

He may have made collections in Timor.



(1) cf. 2nd edit. Aiton, Hortus Kewensis, 1813.


biographical data:

Gard. Chron. 18812, p. 568; Biogr. Index Britten & Boulger in Journ. Bot. 27, 1889, p. 19-20; Kew Bull. 1891, p. 301-302; Journ. Kew Guild 1897, p. 28; Maiden in Journ. & Proc. Roy. Soc. N.S.W. 42, 1908, p. 105-106.