Turner, Rev. Dr


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



A Rev. Dr Turner is cited by F. von Mueller as a collector near Port Moresby, SE. New Guinea.1

He is probably identical with the missionary doctor W.Y. Turner. The latter left Somerset for Port Moresby in company with his wife and S. MacFarlane, on March 21, 1876. In the same year he joined Goldie and W.G. Lawes on a boat tour to Hula and Kerepunu (June 12-22). In 1877 he quitted the Mission, his wife having died in November of the previous year at Somerset.



Herb. Melbourne [MEL]: some plants, described by von Mueller.1



(1) in Descr. Not. Pap. PI. 1, pts 4 and 5, 1876-77.