The Rubber Tree’s Johnny Appleseed: Henry Nicholas Ridley

Henry Nicholas Ridley

Rubber Plant Seeds From Twenty-Two Plants Change Malaya Forever December 10, 1855   Today is the birthday of the English botanist, geologist, and naturalist Henry Nicholas Ridley. As the first Director of the Singapore Botanic Garden, Henry arrived in Singapore in 1888. Henry has been described as the Rubber Tree’s Johnny Appleseed because he single-handedly…

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