Douglas, David


Douglas, David

▪ Scottish botanist
born 1798, Scone, Perthshire, Scot.
died July 12, 1834, Sandwich [Hawaiian] Islands

      Scottish botanist who was a traveller and botanical collector in North America and for whom the Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii, or P. douglasii) and the primrose genus Douglasia are named.

      After serving as a gardener at the Botanical Garden at Glasgow, Douglas went to the U.S. as a botanical collector for the Royal Horticultural Society. His first trip was to the Oregon Territory in 1823; he later made several other scientific journeys, especially to the North American Far West. In 1825 he went to British Columbia and travelled inland to Hudson Bay, which he reached in 1827; he discovered many new animal and plant species along the way, including the Douglas fir. From 1830 to 1834 he explored California and the Fraser River region. He introduced some 50 new trees and shrubs and about 100 herbaceous plants into England during his career.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Douglas, David — (1798 1834)    Made extensive botanical collections on the Pacific coast of North America, for the Horticultural Society of London, 1824 1826. Crossed the continent from Fort Vancouver, on the Columbia, to Hudson Bay; met Sir John Franklin there… …   The makers of Canada

  • Douglas David Jones — Doug Jones [[Datei:|200px]] Daten Geburtsname Douglas David Jones Kampfname(n) {{{ringname}}} Gewichtsklasse Schwergewi …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • David Douglas — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda David Douglas David Douglas Nacimiento 25 de junio …   Wikipedia Español

  • David Douglas (fighter) — David Douglas David Douglas in 2009, at the weigh in for the Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg event. Born August 16, 1982 (1982 08 16) (age 29) Antioch, California, Un …   Wikipedia

  • David Douglas — David Douglas, etwa 1834 David Douglas David Douglas ( …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • David Douglas, Lord Reston — was a Scottish judge and the heir of Adam Smith. He was born on 24 July 1769, in Strathendry, the fifth and youngest son of Col. Robert Douglas of Strathendry (1716–1803) and Cicilia Craigie, daughter of Robert Craigie, Lord President of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Douglas Arrowsmith — (born 31 August 1968) is a Canadian film director and writer. He has produced award winning current affairs documentaries and video stories for CBC News Network, as well as feature length films for BBC Four, The Movie Network and HBO… …   Wikipedia

  • David C. Douglas — David Charles Douglas (1898 1982) was a historian of the Norman period at the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford.[1][2] He joined Oxford University in 1963 as Ford s Lecturer in English History,[2] and was the 1939 winner of the… …   Wikipedia

  • David Douglas (director) — David Douglas is a cinematographer, director and writer associated with many successful Imax films including Fires of Kuwait,[1] an academy nominated documentary film. Douglas was recipient of the Kodak Vision Award in 2002.[2] References ^ …   Wikipedia

  • Douglas Hope — Personal information Full name Douglas David Hope Born March 6, 1944 (1944 03 06) (age 67)[1] Erskine, Scotland Other oc …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.