Collecting localities



Scott, J.


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)

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



FM 1,5 (Cyclopaedia I): Possibly he is also the collector of the Penang plants, and not John Scott the Curator of the Calcutta Gardens (1850) (cf. the latter’s entry in Fl. Mal. vol. 1, and in Britton & Boulger, Biogr. Index, 2nd ed. by Rendle 1931, p. 271).

FM 1,8 (Cyclopaedia II): Might be John Scott, officer in the employ of the Hon. United E.I.C.; he sailed in the ‘Admiral Gardner’ to Bengal and Bencoolen in Sept. 1797, and in the ‘Lord Duncan’ by the end of March 1801.1


Collecting localities:

Presented a plant from the ‘Malay Islands’ to the Botanic Garden at Calcutta in 1800 (cf. Roxburgh, Hort. Beng. 1814, p. 66).



(1) Cf. Ch. Hardy: ‘Register of Ships employed in the service of the Hon. United E.I.C. etc.’ (London 1799) p. 92, 111.