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
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,