An educationist who has travelled extensively in Victoria. He contributed "Orchids of Victoria" in 9 parts to the Victorian Naturalist during 1926-27 Thereby supplementing French's pioneer work in the same journal 40 years before. This time the treatment was enhanced by many photographic illustrations and the whole was republished in book form the next year (1928). The orchid flora of our State had attained the astonishing figure of 150 species! [in 1949].
Commemorated by Chiloglottis pescottiana Rogers.
Source: Willis, J.H. (1949) Botanical pioneers in Victoria-II. Victorian Naturalist 66:103-109
Sent suites of specimens to Melbourne Herbarium while he was a school teacher at Orbost (from about 1900). These include valuable records of the jungles (now practically gone) which once covered the fertile Snowy River flats
Source: Willis, J.H. (1949) Botanical pioneers in Victoria - III. Victorian Naturalist 66:123-128