Career

Collecting localities

Collections

Photo gallery

 

Melville, Ronald

 

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

 

Born: 1903.

 

career:

From 1930-34 Plant physiologist attached to the research staff of the Imperial College of Science and Technology; 1934-50 Botanist in the Museums Department, Kew; in 1950 transferred to the Herbarium as botanist for Australasia.

He collected in the Malay Peninsula when passing through Singapore in 1953, on his way home from Australia.

 

Collecting localities:

1953. Malaya (Aug. 15-31): Singapore Island; neighbourhood of Kuala Lumpur, including the Sungei Buloh Forest Reserve and the Kanching Forest Reserve; Klang Island near Port Swettenham; Fraserís Hill and Pine Tree Hill.

 

collections:

Herb. Kew [K]: 147 nos from Malaya, numbered 4700-4846; partly also in Herb. Kepong [KEP].

 

photo gallery:

M.J.S. Sands, Kew Bull. 41 (1986) 760-768

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