Tag: Hugh Cleghorn

Early flowering of Prinsepia utilis

  Walking along the path at the foot of the Chinese Hillside last week I noticed that recent clearing has exposed some interesting plants from among the previously…

On some botanical mondegreens and Hobson-Jobsons

A new word was added to my vocabulary last week, as also a generic usage for one long known to me from Indian pursuits. Curiously these were made…

Coffee and skulldugery in Ceylon, 1796

At the weekend I went to look at the new exhibition on coffee at the John Hope Gateway. The exhibition is borrowed from the Berlin Botanic Garden, but…