Collecting localities



Cox, John Kidman


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


Born: 1906, Lahore, Pakistan.



Was educated in India and South Australia; in 1931 appointed to the Colonial Agricultural Service, posted to the Gold Coast; transferred to North Borneo in 1947; retired in May 1960 as Director Department of Agriculture, Jesselton, N. Borneo. Now settled in Devon, England.


Collecting localities:

1948-58. N. Borneo including on Mt Kinabalu.



Mostly made jointly with his wife, E.M. Howard Cox (see there), first in W. Africa (nos 1-142, mostly in Kew Herb. [K]), and later in N. Borneo (nos 143-1052). Early Borneo plants partly in Herb. Sing. [SING], some in Kew [K] (252-257, 261, 300, 306-347), some in the Brit. Mus. [BM] (250, 258-266, 301-305, and various ferns), small coll. of 22 orchids in Herb. Un. Calif. [UC], and a collection of orchids & dicots (900-1015) in Herb. Leiden [L].

Their prime interest was in Orchidaceae of which they maintained living collections; herbarium specimens were mostly limited to plants difficult to identify or which were of special interest.

His collections are consecutively numbered.