Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Lockhart, David

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LOCKHART, DAVID (d. 1846), botanist, was a gardener in the Royal Gardens, Kew. In 1816 he became the assistant of Christian Smith, the naturalist of the Congo expedition under Captain Tuckey. Lockhart escaped with his life, but suffered much from fever. Two years afterwards he was put in charge of the gardens at Trinidad, then under the supervision of Sir Ralph Woodford, and acquitted himself ably there. He visited England in 1844 with the view of enriching the Trinidad gardens, but he died in 1846 soon after his return to the island. A genus of orchids, which was named Lockhartia after him by Dr. Lindley, is now merged in Fernandezia.

[Gard. Chron. 1885, new ser. xxiv. 236.]

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