JOHN ELLIS FRS (c. 1710 – 15 October 1776) was a British linen merchant and naturalist . Ellis was the first to have a published written description of the Venus flytrap and its botanical name.
Ellis specialised in the study of corals . He was elected a member of
He exported many seeds and native plants from North America to England. He corresponded with many botanists , including Carl Linnaeus .
* 1 Taxonomist
* 1.1 Venus\'s Fly-trap
* 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links
Plate from John Ellis’ "A Botanical Description of the Dionaea Muscipula".
A royal botanist, William Young imported living plants of the Venus flytrap to England. They were then shown to Ellis. In 1769, he wrote a description of the plant discovery from North Carolina to send to the Father of Taxonomy, Carl Linnaeus . Ellis also gave it the scientific name of "Dionaea muscipula". Later, his essay Directions for bringing over seeds and plants, from the East Indies (1770) included the first illustration of a Venus Flytrap plant. The standard author abbreviation J.ELLIS is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name .
* ^ Directions for Bringing over Seeds and Plants, from the East Indies and Other Distant Countries, in a State of Vegetation: - Together with a Catalogue of Such Foreign Plants as Are Worthy of Being Encouraged in Our American Colonies, for the Purp