Collecting localities



Biographical data


Millett, Charles


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



About 1825-34 official in the service of the English East India Company, stationed at Canton, Ceylon, Malabar, Macao, etc. In 1831 he travelled to Java, in the western part of which island he collected plants, employing natives; when visiting the other parts of Java time failed him to do that.

He is commemorated in the genus Millettia Wight & Arn. and in the fern Dryopteris millettii Christensen.


Collecting localities:

 From his letters to Sir W.J. Hooker it is evident that he was at Canton on Nov. 13, 1830; at Batavia (W. Java) on May 20, 1831 and back at Canton again on Dec. 18, 1831.

In W. Java he collected on G. Salak, G. Gedeh and at Batavia.



He is said to have collected in Java together with Spanoghe (see there).

Ferns on behalf of Hooker, in Herb. Hook. = Kew [K];1 also China plants.



(1) cf. Hook. & Thoms., Flora Ind. 1, p. 71; Trimen, Handb. Flora Ceylon pt 5, 1900, p. 374.


biographical data:

Bretschneider, Hist. Bot. Discov. China, 1898, p. 298-301; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.