Collecting localities



Biographical data


Derry, Robert


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



At first in the employ of the Botanic Garden at Berbice (Br. Guiana); Assistant Superintendent of Forests, Malacca (1886-88); partly in Malacca (1889-93), partly in Perak (till 1903); Assistant Superintendent, Botanic Gardens, Singapore (1904-08); Superintendent of Gardens and Forests, Penang (1908); Curator, Botanic Gardens, Singapore (1909-13).

Dendrobium derryi Ridl. was named after him.


Collecting localities:

Malay Peninsula. Malacca (1885 or 1886-93): headquarters at Ayer Kroh (except in 1891); Mt Ophir (May 1890);1 neighbourhood Kuala Kangsar, Perak (1899-02).



Herb. Kew [K]: 101 nos from Malacca (acq. 1889); Herb. Sing. [SING]: plants collected at various times.



(1) cf. Rep. Bot. Gard. & For. Dept Str. Settlem. for 1890, p. 22.


biographical data:

Burkill in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 4, 1927, nos 4-5; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.