Collecting localities



Biographical data

Photo gallery


Gilliland, Hamish Boyd


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)

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


Born: 1911, Salisbury, S. Rhodesia, Africa. Died: June 1965, aged 54, ? Pietermaritzburg, S. Africa



Botanist, educated at Edinburgh University (B.Sc.); graduating D.Sc. at Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg. Appointed Professor of Botany at the University of Malaya in Sept. 1955. In 1965 he took up a professorship at Pietermaritzburg, S. Africa.

His ecological studies will be published in the Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore.

Author of botanical papers.1


Collecting localities:

1955 onwards in Singapore.-1956. Langkawi Islands (July); Sarawak: Bako Nat. Park (May 16-22).-1960. NE. New Guinea:2 Chimbu and Daulo Pass. Borneo?



Grasses (in 1957 c. 250) in Herb. Sing. [SING]; ecological material will be presented later on.



(1) H.B. Gilliland: ‘Plant Communities on Singapore Island’ (Gard. Bull. Sing. 17, 1958, p. 82-90); ‘Common Malayan Plants’ (Singapore 1958); Flora of Malaya, vol. 3 (grasses); and several other papers, partly on grasses, and Borneo plants.

(2) Cf. Fl. Mal. Bull. no 18, 1963, p. 990. 


biographical data:

Nature 207, 1965, p. 808; Gard. Bull. Sing. 22, 1967, p. 107-112, incl. portr. a. bibliogr.


photo gallery:

J.P. & H.M. Burkill. 1967. H.B. Gilliland, 1911-1965. An Appreciation.

Gard. Bull. Singapore 22: 107—112