Collecting localities



Biographical data


Pemberton, Cyril Eugene


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


Born: 1886, Los Angeles, Cal., U.S.A.



Well-known entomologist (Hon. Sc.D. of Hawaii) of the Exp. Station of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association (1919-53), collected sugar-cane varieties on behalf of that association, together with Jeswiet and Brandes (see those) in E. New Guinea in 1928; in 1929 he collected cane in the vicinity of Rabaul, New Britain.


Collecting localities:

In 1937 he made a 3-months visit to New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago together with C.G. Lennox (see there) for the collecting of true seed of wild relatives of the sugar-cane. They visited New Hanover, New Ireland, N. New Britain, and Austr. New Guinea (Kainantu, Wau-Bulolo, Salamaua).1



It is not known to me whether he made herbarium specimens.



(1) Cf. Hawaiian Plant. Rec. 55, 1958, p. 213; Cane Growers’ Quart. Bull. 15, 1951, p. 41-42.


biographical data:

In Amer. Men of Science (Phys. & Biol.) ed. 10, 1961.