Collecting localities



Philipson, William Raymond


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


Born: 1911, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.



B.A. Cambridge University (1933), Research Student, Kew Gardens (1933-35), Ph.D. London University (1947); on the staff of the Dept of Botany, British Museum, 1935-51; since 1957 Professor of Botany in the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Besides in New Guinea, he collected in Jamaica (1939), Columbia (1953), New Zealand (1953), and the Cook Islands (1969).

Specialist and author on Araliaceae.


Collecting localities:

1968. Terr. of New Guinea: environs of Lae (Aug. 4), Kassam Pass and Kainantu (5), Okapa Road and back to Lae (6); environs of Wantowat, Finisterre Range (7-10); Edie Creek (13-16); to Goroka by road (20); to Mt Wilhelm by air (21); to Kundiawa by road, Chimbu Valley (26); Kerawagi and Korongl River (27), over Daulo Pass to Goroka (28); return to Lae by road (29).



New Guinea collections made jointly with his wife, M.N. Philipson (see there); mainly Rhododendron and Araliaceae, nos 3250-3535; first set Bot. Div. DSIR, Lincoln [CHR], New Zealand; not complete dupl. sets at Leiden [L], Edinb. [E], Kew [K], Arn. Arbor. [A].