Collecting localities



Biographical data


Annandale, Thomas Nelson


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

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


Born: 1876, Edinburgh, Scotland. Died: 1924, Calcutta, Br. India



Zoologist and anthropologist, Superintendent of the Indian Museum, Calcutta, and Director of the Zoological Survey of India. He came to India in 1904, and is the author of many zoological papers, D. Sc. at Edinburgh 1905. He was attached to the Skeat Expedition (see below) and revisited the Malay Peninsula on more than one occasion.


Collecting localities:

Malav Peninsula. 1899. Skeat Expedition,1  cf. sub Yapp. Annandale left the expedition after the stay at Kuala Aring towards the end of September.-1901-03. On some occasions with H.C. Robinson (see there).-1916. Accompanied by a collector in the Siamese Malay States (Jan.-Febr.).2



Herb. Sing. [SING]: collection 1916, numbered in the field with S.F. nos.

We do not know whether any botanical collections were made by him during the former expeditions.

In Herb. Kew [K] recorded about 10 specim. Skeat Expedition toll. Annandale & Robinson. As H.C. Robinson is not known to me as a member of the Skeat Expedition, this statement (found at Kew) sounds doubtful; it seems more probable that the specimens were collected in 1901-02.



(1) Th.N. Annandale: ‘The Siamese Malay States’ (Scott. Geogr. Magaz. 16, 1900, p. 505-523).

(2) cf. Ann. Rep. Bot. Gard. Str. Settlem. for 1916, p. 4.


biographical data:

Who’s who 1913; Rec. Ind. Mus. Cale. 27, 1925, p. 1-28, incl. bibliogr.; Journ. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. 30, 1925, p. 213-214; Burkill in Gard. Bull. Sir. Settlem. 4, 1929, nos 4-5.