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Falconer, Hugh

Falconer, Hugh, was born at Forres in 1808, and, after taking the degree of M.D. at Edinburgh, entered the service of the East India Company. His botanical and geological investigations were highly valuable, but his chief claim to distinction is the introduction of the tea-plant into India. The British Museum had the benefit of his services for several years, and he died in London in 1865.