Biographical data


Porter, George


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


fl.: 1800-34.



A member of the gardening staff of the East India Company’s Garden at Calcutta, who accompanied Wallich to Singapore in 1822 and preferred to remain in Penang, where he became a schoolmaster and was put in charge of a newly founded Botanic Garden near Ayer Hitam (1823-c. 1834), and collected several plants.

Pleomele porteri N.E.Br. was named after him.



He sent his plants to Wallich; distributed with the E.I.C. Herbarium (see Wallich), the most complete set in Herb. Linn. Soc. Lond. [LINN]. Herb. Kew [K]: from India (pres. 1823).


biographical data:

Curtis, Catal. Pl. of Penang, 1892, p. 99 and ditto in Journ. Str. Br. Roy. As. Soc. no 25, 1894, p. 165; Biogr. Index Britten & Boulger in Journ. Bot. 36, 1898, p. 445-446 and in 2nd ed. by Rendle, 1931; Burkill in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 4, 1927, nos 4-5; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.