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Nur bin Mohamed Ghose, Mohamed


(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)


Died: Nov. 1958, Singapore.



A native, employed in the Botanic Gardens, Singapore, from 1913 (cf. Burkill in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 4, 1927, nos 4-5). Was awarded the British Empire Medal in 1955.


Collecting localities:

Malay Peninsula, collecting in many parts from 1913 onwards: Singapore; Taiping Hills with Haniff (Febr. 1917); Salak and Sg. Siput with Haniff (Dec. 1920); Sumatra East Coast (Aug. 1921): NE. slopes of Karo Boundary Mts, about Sibolangit and Bandar Bahru (= Baroe); Malay Peninsula: Langkawi Islands with Haniff (Nov. 14-27, 1921); G. Pulai, Johore and environs (1922); G. Tahan with Haniff (June 1922); Kelantan and Lebir Rivers to the roots of G. Tahan, with Haniff (Jan.-Febr. 1923); G. Angsi (Nov. 1923); Bt Tangga and Sungei Buloh Forest Reserve (Dec. 1923); expedition with Foxworthy (see there) from Kuala Lipis into Kelantan (Febr. 22-March 7, 1924): Galas River at a series of places down the course of the river, Kuala Sameh, Sungei Renong, Kuala Limau Nipis, etc. and climbing G. Stong (March 5-7); about Serdang with Haniff (Nov. 1924); Cameron Highlands (staying about 4 weeks in Apr. 1937, collecting c. 400 nos); in Oct. and Nov. 1937 collecting on behalf of Harvard University, visiting Telok Forest Reserve near Klang, the Sungei Tinggi Reserve near Kuala Selangor, Ginting Simpak and Bt Kanching; another expedition for Harvard was planned for 1938.



Herb. Sing. [SING]; some duplicates in Herb. Bog. [BO], incl. about 90 nos from Sumatra;1 Herb. Kew [K]: Haniff & Nur from Pahang etc. (pres. 1919) and Sumatra plants (pres. 1922); fern dupl. from the Mal. Penins. and Sumatra in Herb. Bonaparte (= Paris [P]).2 Dupl. Malay Peninsula (1937-59). With Sinclair, Shah & Kadim bin Abdul in Herb. Edinb. [E]. Sometimes as Noor on the labels.

In 1937 (and ? 1938) he collected on behalf of Harvard University, Cambr. (Mass.) [A], at the request of Dr E.D. Merrill and at the expense of the University: ± 450 nos, in Herb. Arn. Arbor. [A] etc.; wood samples for the For. Dept Mal. Penins. and spirit-specimens for Herb. Sing. [SING].3



(1) Sumatra plants in Journ. Mal. Br. Roy. As. Soc. 1, 1923, p. 46-115 (ferns on p. 114-115).

(2) cf. Bonaparte, Notes ptéridol., fasc. 14, 1923, p. 447-475.

(3) cf. Ann. Rep. Bot. Gard. Sing. for 1937.


biographical data:

Gard. Bull. Sing. 17, 1959, p. 331-336, portr.


photo gallery:

H.M. Burkill, Gard. Bull. Sing. 17 (1959) 331-336