The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Botanist and palæontologist, born at Forres, Elginshire; studied at Aberdeen and Edinburgh; joined the East India Company's medical service; made large collections of fossils and plants; became professor of Botany in Calcutta; introduced the tea-plant into India, and discovered the asafoetida plant; died in London (1808-1865).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Falconer, Hugh'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/falconer-hugh.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.