Roe, John Septimus


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1797. Died: 1878.



A lieutenant who was with Captain King (Phillip Parker King, who surveyed the NW. coast of New Holland, 1818-22, accompanied by the botanical collector A. Cunningham), and collected many specimens. He again visited the NW. coast of New Holland in company with Captain Bremer o/b H.M.S. ‘Harcourt’ and once more made natural history collections.1



Several of his plants, mainly from Australia and Persia, but also from Ceylon and Prince of Wales Island (near Cape York Peninsula, N. Australia), came into the possession of A.B. Lambert and were later sold. Possibly plants from other islands in Torres Strait, S of New Guinea, were collected. Now at least in Herb. Deless. (Geneva [G]).



(1) Cf. Hort. S. Miller in Taxon 19, 1970, p. 537-538.