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Jermy, A. Clive


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


Born: 1932, Strumpshaw, Norfolk, England.



Graduated B.Sc. (Hons) in Botany at University College London in 1954; post-graduate research for Ph.D. in taxonomy at Leicester University; 1957-58 Assistant-teacher at Gravesend, Kent, Secondary School, instead of military training for conscription. Since Oct. 1958 in charge of the Fern section of the British Museum (Natural History).

Leader of the British Museum-Newcastle upon Tyne Expedition, 1964-65, to East New Guinea.1 Members: T.G. Walker, A. Eddy, P.W. James; C.D. Sayers and R. Pullen were both seconded to the expedition, at least in 1964 to the Finisterre patrol.


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British Museum-Newcastle upon Tyne Expedition, 1964-65.1 1964. E. New Guinea: for the Finisterre Mts see sub C.D. Sayers; lowland rain-forest around Lae (Dec. 12-Jan. 3) by the four U.K. members only.-1965. Vagau and Herzog Mts, 3000-6000 ft (Jan.), in company with Sayers. Eastern Highlands: Kainantu; Feb. 4 Eddy, Walker, and Jermy to Aiyura (coll. 5000-7000 ft), Mt Elandora of the Kratke Mts (Feb. 11), 4 days in Okapa area. Jermy and Eddy to the Upper slopes of Mt Wilhelm, Bismarck Mts (Feb. 16-Mar. 5), from Lake Pindeunde. In the meantime Walker (see there) to New Britain.-1969 (end). Central Celebes and S. New Ireland.



The expedition concentrated mostly on ferns and other cryptogams; in total over 1000 phanerogams (pentuplicates) were collected. In Brit. Mus. [BM], Kew [K]; representative sets to Lae [LAE] and Canberra [CANB].



(1) A.C. Jermy & C.D. Sayers: ‘An Expedition to the Finisterre Mountains of Eastern New Guinea’ (J. R. Hort. Soc. 92, 1967, p. 117-128, fig. 54-55, 57-63, 1 map).

A.C. Jermy: ‘British Museum (Nat. Hist.) - University of Newcastle upon Tyne Expedition’ (32 pp., map, 2 pl., 9 photogr.).


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