Maxwell, Mrs


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



Wife of F.R.O. Maxwell, of the English Civil Service in Sarawak (NW. Borneo). Porphyroglottis maxwelliae Ridl. was named after her, as she discovered the orchid in the Sarawak forests, and cultivated it in her garden; Mr Everett transmitted material to Ridley (cf. Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936).