Collecting localities



Biographical data


Hullett, R. (Richmond or Richard) William


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


Born: 1843. Died: 1914, England.



A schoolmaster at Singapore (see; a member of the Gardens Committee, and once in temporary control.

Begonia hullettii Ridl. and other plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:1

Malay Peninsula, Johore: on a trip to G. Blumut with D.F.A. Hervey (see there detailed itiner. etc.) (Jan.-Febr. 1879); before that time he had already visited G. Pulei, G. Pantei and G. Mentahak; Jaffaria in S. Johore with Sir G. King (1879); Mt Ophir & Malacca (Dec. 1883, Apr. 1888); Singapore; P. Penang.-NW. Borneo, Sarawak, evidently as early as 1885 or previously and about 1890 again.-Orchids for Ridley on G. Dai, Lingga (e.g. July 17, 1893).2-W. Java: Tjibeureum near Sindanglaja on the slope of G. Gedeh (July 1894).



Herb. Sing. [SING]: coll. Mt Ophir, Singapore and Borneo (pres. 1889); 201 Borneo nos (pres. 1890-91); 88 Java nos (pres. 1894); Herb. Kew [K]: Singapore and Borneo, 280 nos (pres. 1885, erroneously mentioned as Hallett) and dupl. from Sing. Herb.; Herb. Calcutta [CAL]: plants (pres. 1883-90, partly dupl. from Sing. Herb.).3



(1) cf. Burkill in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 4, 1927, nos 4-5.

(2) cf. Ridley in Journ. Linn. Sec. Bot. 32, 1896, p. 312, 405, 413.

(3) cf. Ridley in Journ. Str. Br. Roy. As. Soc. no 33, 1900, p. 36.


biographical data:

Burkill in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 4, 1927, nos 4-5; Biogr. Index Britten & Boulger, 2nd ed. by Rendle, 1931; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.