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Heber Drury

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Colonel Heber Drury (4 March 1819 - 30 October 1905) was a British army officer who worked in India and contributed to botany in his spare time. He published two books and several articles on botany and is commemorated in the name of the only peninsular Indian species of slipper orchid in the genus Paphiopedilum, P. druryi, which he collected in the hills of Agastyamalai.

Drury was the fourth son of Rev. Henry Joseph Thomas Drury, of Harrow, and Ann Caroline Tayler. He was born on 4 March 1819 (some sources give 22 May 1819 which may be the date of Christening). His brother B.H. Drury was later a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College. Educated at Harrow, he became a cadet and joined as an ensign in the Madras Native Infantry in August 1837. He was a Lieutenant in the 45th Native Infantry in Travancore on 19 June 1838 and was commissioned Captain on 23 January 1846 and joined the Escort of the British Resident at Travancore in 1846 and from 1852 to 1862 served as assistant to the Resident, General William Cullen ...

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The standard author abbreviation used to indicate this person as the author, when citing a botanical name: Drury

5 plant species named BY Drury and 3 plant species named AFTER Drury.

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5 Plant species named BY Drury

The following 5 plant species names have been described and named BY Drury (Drury)

Eriolaena quinquelocularis (Wight & Arn.) Drury, Handb. Ind. Fl. 1: 99 (1864).

Isonandra acuminata Lindl. ex Drury, Usef. Pl. India 268 (1858).

Smelowskia borealis var. jordalii Drury & Rollins

Stilpnophyllum (Endl.) Drury, Handb. Ind. Fl. 3: 225 (1869).

Stilpnophyllum elasticum (Roxb. ex Hornem.) Drury, Handb. Ind. Fl. 3: 225 (1869).

3 Plant species named AFTER Drury
Updated on the 5th of May 2020

The following 3 plant species' names have been described and named AFTER Drury (... druryi)


Cordula druryi Rolfe, Orchid Rev. 1912, xx. 2, in adnot.

Paphiopedilum druryi Pfitzer, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 19(1): 41 (1894).

Paphiopedilum druryi (Bedd.) Stein, Orchideenbuch 466 (1892).

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