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Biographical entry Walcott, Pemberton (1834 - 1883)

Born
6 May 1834
Western Australia, Australia
Died
14 June 1883
Roebuck Bay, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Botanical collector

Summary

Pemberton Walcott was a botanical collector in Western Australia and held various Government posts including that of Inspector of Pearl Fisheries at Broome. He was botanical collector (together with Maitland Brown) on the expedition to the north-west of Western Australia led by Francis Gregory in 1861. The specimens from this expedition were sent to Ferdinand von Mueller in Melbourne and are in the National Herbarium of Victoria. The plant genera Pembertonia and Walcottia were named in his honour.

Helen Cohn