Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 48. Chapters: William Lobb, Nepenthes northiana, Verticordia nitens, Charles Maries, Charles Curtis, Harry Veitch, Guillermo Kalbreyer, Ernest Henry Wilson, Richard Pearce, James Herbert Veitch, Gustav Wallis, Walter Davis, Henry Chesterton, Masdevallia veitchiana, Peter Veitch, Nepenthes veitchii, David Burke, John Veitch, Thomas Lobb, Miltoniopsis vexillaria, The Veitch Memorial Medal, Masdevallia davisii, Magnolia stellata, Nepenthes × harryana, Begonia boliviensis, Joseph Knight, James Veitch, Jr., Abies mariesii, Abies veitchii, David Bowman, Begonia veitchii, Begonia davisii, John Gould Veitch, Robert Veitch, Killerton, William Purdom, Begonia pearcei, Frederick William Burbidge, Mildred Veitch, Luscombe Castle, Arthur Veitch, Zamia wallisii, Calathea veitchiana, John Seden, Pandanus veitchii, Schefflera veitchii. Excerpt: William Lobb (1809 - May 1864) was a Cornish plant collector, employed by Veitch Nurseries of Exeter, who was responsible for the commercial introduction to England of Araucaria araucana (the "Monkey-Puzzle" tree) from Chile and the massive Sequoiadendron giganteum ("Wellingtonia") from North America. He and his brother, Thomas Lobb, were the first collectors to be sent out by the Veitch nursery business, with the primary commercial aim of obtaining new species and large quantities of seed. His introductions of the Monkey-Puzzle tree, "Wellingtonia" and many other conifers to Europe earned him the sobriquet "messenger of the big tree". In addition to his arboreal introductions, he also introduced many garden shrubs and greenhouse plants to Victorian Europe, including Desfontainia spinosa and Berberis darwinii, which are still grown today. Lobb was born in 1809 at Perranarworthal, between Truro and Falmouth, Cornwall and spent his early life at Egloshayle, near Wadebridge. His father, John Lobb, was the es...
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