Collecting localities



Darnton, Iris Sheila (Collenette, Irish Sheila Darnton)


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1927, Sissinghurst Court, Cranbrook, Kent, England



Went to British North Borneo in 1954 to make a detailed collection of plants. After a return visit to England she married the geologist Collenette, and is now living at Jesselton in N. Borneo, occasionally accompanying her husband on his field trips.


Collecting localities:

Br. N. Borneo. 1954. For 4 months, mostly within 50 miles of Kota Belud, her headquarters.-From 1955 onwards, from a fairly wide area. She made a trip to Mt Kinabalu and Mesilau River with H. Sleumer, H.P. Fuchs, and others in July 1963. Some plants were collected with Fuchs numbers (see there).



Herb. Brit. Mus. [BM]: 600 nos (coll. 1954), about 1500 spec.; a 100 more specimens, chiefly orchids, from later trips. Dupl. in Herb. Leiden [L].