Collecting localities



Biographical data


Collingwood, Cuthbert


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


Born: 1826, Christchurch, Hampshire, England. Died: 1908, Lewisham, England.



Studied medicine in England and on the Continent. In 1858 appointed Lecturer in Botany at the Roy. Infirmary School, Liverpool, subsequently physician in that city. In 1866-67 he made a voyage,1 mainly in the China Sea, with the special object of the study of the sea and reef fauna. He made some journeys and accordingly gave short descriptions of the vegetation, mentioning plant names too, in his cited book. In 1901 he moved to Paris where he lived till late in 1907, when he returned to London.


Collecting localities:

Voyage in H. M. Vessels ‘Rifleman’ and ‘Serpent’, 1866-67. In the Malaysian territory he visited: Br. N. Borneo and the islands Labuan (Aug. 10-Sept. 1866), P. Papan, and P. Enoe; Sarawak (from Sept. 21), P. Marundum (Oct. 7), Serambo; Malay Peninsula: Malacca, Singapore, trip to Tandjong Putri (S. Johore); Philippines: Luzon, Manila (end of Dec.).



Herb. Kew [K]: plants from Pratas Isl., SW of Formosa (acq. 1867). From his book it could not be derived whether botanical collections were made.



(1) C. Collingwood: ‘Rambles of a naturalist on the shores and waters of the China Sea; being observations in natural history, during a voyage to China, Formosa, Borneo, Singapore, etc. in 1866 and 1867’ (London 1867).


biographical data:

Who’s who; Proc. Linn. Soc. 1908/09, p. 35; Transact. Liverpool Bot. Soc. l, 1909, p. 65.