Biographical data


Fischer, Arthur Frederick


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


Born: 1888, Chicago, Ill., U.S.A.



Visited the Yale University Forest School; in 1912 appointed Assistant Professor at Los Baños, Luzon; in 1917 Professor of Tropical Forestry and Dean of the Forest School in the University of the Philippines; later Chief Director Investigation Bureau of Forestry, Manila.

He made a trip to Java and N. Sumatra as delegate tot the 4th Pac. Sci. Congr. in 1929.1

Author of many papers.2

Hoya fischeriana Warb. was not named after him; he is commemorated in Eugenia fischeri Merr.



Herb. Manila [PNH]. Besides private numbers, also some in the F.B. series (see For. Bur. Manila), but he did only little collecting. No plants from Java and Sumatra.



(1) cf. Makiling Echo, 9, 1930, p. 6-16 (report).

(2) e.g. W.H. Brown & A.F. Fischer: ‘Philippine mangrove swamps’ (Philip. Bur. For. Bull. 17, 1918, p. 1-112, pl. 1-44; reprinted in l.c. 22, 1920, p. 13-125, pl. 1-44); ‘Philippine bamboos’ (l.c. 15, 1918, p. 1-32, pl. 1-33; reprinted in l.c. 22, 1920, p. 248-278, pl. 1-33).


biographical data:

Nat. Research Count. P.I. Bull. no 7, 1935, p. 660-661, incl. bibliogr.; portr. in Philip. Journ. Forestry 2, 1939, pl. 1.