Biographical data


Thomson, G.


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

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



Might be Gideon Thomson (died before 1855), a younger brother of Thomas Thomson (Supt. Calcutta Bot. Gard. 1854-61, co-author of Hookerís Flora Indica). According to I.H. Burkill (J. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. 54, 1956, p. 83) he made large collections through collectors in Madras, which passed into his brotherís possession and later were distributed through Kew. He well might have paid a visit to Singapore, collecting there.



Plants from Singapore, without date and number, in Herb. Oxford [OXF] (w. Fielding Herb.).


biographical data:

Biogr. Index Britten & Boulger, 2nd ed. by Rendle, 1931 (Gideon Thomson).