S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Wiles, Mr James (plant collection)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: 1806, Place not known.

James Wild was botanist on the voyage of the Providence during 1791-1793. On the outward journey from Britain he collected plants at the Cape in November 1791. His specimens, which included a species of Erica collected on Table Mountain, were sent to Sir Joseph Banks* and eventually ended up in the herbarium of the Department of Botany of the British Museum (Natural History).


List of sources:
Britten, J. Some early Cape botanists and collectors. Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany), 1920-1922, Vol. 45, pp. 29-51.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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