Collecting localities



Biographical data


Milne, William Grant


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


Born: ?, Scotland. Died: May 3, 1866, Creek Town, Africa.



A gardener of the Edinburgh Botanic Garden, undertook the botany department of the Admiralty expedition in the ‘Herald’ (see below); in the years 1862-66 he collected in W. Africa.

Some plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:

Voyage in the ‘Herald’, 1852-61.1 cf. also sub J. MacGillivray. Surveying the Pacific Islands, and Torres Strait, S of New Guinea.



Herb. Kew [K]: plants of the voyage of the ‘Herald’, possibly including some from Torres Strait; at Cambridge (with Herb. Lemann [CGE]). Africa plants in Herb. Brit. Mus. [BM].



(1) Capt. H.M. Denham: ‘The Herald’s Voyage 1852-61’ (Proc. Roy. Geogr. Soc. Lond. 6, 1861/62, p. 221-222).

Letters from Milne in Hook. Journ. Bot. & Kew Gard. Misc. 7, 1855, p. 151-155, and l.c. 9, 1857, p. 106-115.


biographical data:

Biogr. Index Britten & Boulger in Journ. Bot. 27, 1889, p. 375, and in 2nd ed. by Rendle, 1931; Maiden in Journ. Austr. Ass. Adv. Sci., Brisbane meeting 1909, p. 381; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.