Keith, Henry George


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

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

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


Born: 1899, New Plymouth, New Zealand.



Studied forestry in the University of California (B. Sc. 1924); in 1925 appointed Assistant Conservator, since 1931 Conservator of Forests at Sandakan, Br. N. Borneo,1 and later Director of Agriculture besides. After World War II he was back at Sandakan since June 1946. Retired in Jan. 1952, and subsequently accepted a temporary post with F.A.O., until April 1932 as Instructor in the Timber Graders School at Manila, P.I. Later for F.A.O. at Benghazi, Libya.

Randia keithii C.E.C.Fischer and Dryobalanops keithii Symington were named after him.



Herb. Sandakan [SAN]; Herb. Kew [K]; in Herb. Bog. [BO]: 67 nos of duplicates collected by Keith and others (pres. 1937). Ferns in Herb. Brit. Mus. [BM].



(1) Author of ‘Forestry in the State of North Borneo’ (1935) and of ‘A preliminary list of North Borneo plant names’ and additions (North Borneo Forest Records no 2, 1938).