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



In Herb. Wight (see there) are plants labelled ‘Singapore, Dawood’. It is assumed that they came from a Malay collector named Daud, perhaps through Robert Wight’s seafaring brother (cf. Burkill in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 4, 1927, nos 4-5). Herb. Wight = Herb. Kew [K].

Evidently Daud is a rather common name with Malays, in 1905 a certain Daud was Deputy Ranger in Perak; cf. also Tassim Daud.

Another Daud, a Malay coolie from the Singapore Botanic Gardens, collected in Sarawak (N W. Borneo) together with Tachun (= Tachun bin Baba, see there). They worked under the direction of the For. Dept Sarawak about 1938.