Collecting localities



Castro, Arturo P.


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

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

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


Born: 1914, Tondo, Manila, P.I.



[Supplement I:] Of the zoological staff of the Philippine National Museum, was assigned to the Chicago-Philippine Expedition headed by Dr Harry Hoogstraal (see there) in 1946-47; he made botanical collections together with others on several occasions. 

[Supplement II:] B.S.E. graduate, Southeastern College, Pasay City. From 1941-49 in the employ of the National Museum Manila as a Helper; from Apr. 1949 Laboratory Technician, Ateneo de Manila. He accompanied a scientific expedition to Bataan with Dr Gilliard (see there).


Collecting localities:

1947. Mindoro (cf. sub M. Celestino).-1948. Luzon: Mt Pulog (with P. Añonuevo, March); Samar (et al, May-June); Polillo Isl. (et al, Nov.-Dec.).-Occasionally in Luzon. N. Luzon: Abra and Mountain Prov.; Mindanao; Palawan.



In total c. 500 nos collected with others, and numbered in the P.N.H. series (cf. sub Philippine National Herbarium), Herb. Manila [PNH]; plants from Mindoro (1947) also in Herb. Chicago [F].

Besides plants he collected animals and ectoparasites of birds etc.