William Fawcett (botanist)

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William Fawcett
Born 1851
Died 1926
Fields Botany

William Fawcett (1851–1926) was a British botanist and coauthor of the Flora of Jamaica.

Fawcett was Director of Public Gardens and Plantations in Jamaica from 1887 to 1908. He then returned to Britain where he worked with Alfred Barton Rendle to produce the first few volumes of the Flora of Jamaica.[1]


  1. ^ Arditti, Joseph (1996). "Book Review: Orchids of Jamaica. Ancile Gloudon and Cicely Tobisch (1995)". Plant Science Bulletin. 42 (1): 19–20. 
  2. ^ IPNI.  Fawc. 

External links[edit]

  • Flora of Jamaica, containing descriptions of the flowering plants known from the island, by William Fawcett and Alfred Barton Rendle. London 1910. at BHL [1]
  • The banana, its cultivation, distribution and commercial uses, by William Fawcett. London, Duckworth 1921. at BHL [2]
  • Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture, Jamaica, by William Fawcett. Kingston, Botanical Dept., Vol.1 [3], Vol.2 [4], Vol.3 [5], Vol.4 [6], Vol.5 & 6 [7]
  • Economic plants. An index to economic products of the vegetable kingdom in Jamaica by William Fawcett. Jamaica, Govt. Print. Establishment 1891. at BHL [8]
  • A provisional list of the indigenous and naturalised flowering plants of Jamaica ,by William Fawcett. Kingston 1893. at Nybg [9]