Collecting localities




Ramos, Maximo


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

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


Died: May 11, 1932, Buayan, Cotabato, Mindanao, P.I.



A Philippine collector in the employ of the Bureau of Science at Manila.

Dryopteris ramosii Christ and other Philippine plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:

1904-32. Philippines, principally in Luzon, viz: Rizal Prov. (c. 1903/04), Lamao Forest Reserve (July-Aug. 1904) as Ahern’s collector;1 Mt Polog with Curran, Merritt (see there) and Zschokke (Jan. 2-8, 1909); Sorsogon Prov. (July 22-Sept. 14, 1915): on Bulusan Volcano, Mt Kililibong, Mt Pocdal, Mt Bogacaua, Mt Lalao, Lake Polog, etc.; in N. Samar with Edaño and Fenix (see those) (Febr.-March 1916); with Edaño and Fenix at Bukidnon (Mindanao), and Luzon (1916); Mindanao (1920). For a collecting trip in Br. N. Borneo: Sandakan (Sept. 20-Dec. 27, 1920). In the Philippines again: with Edaño on Mt Calavite in Mindoro and in Lepanto Subprov. Luzon (1921); Sulu Archipelago (Aug. 1924); Luzon: Mt Polog (Febr. 1925); with Edaño: Balabac, Palawan (Nov. 1927); with Edaño in Catanduanes (c. 1928); Luzon: Cagayan Prov. (1929) on Mt Dos Cuernos, Mt Cresta, Mt Tubuan; Rizal Prov. (1929): Mt Susongdalaga; Bataan Prov. (1929): Mt Mariveles; Batan Islands (1930); Mindanao (1931): in the mountains of Cotabato, particularly on Mt Matutum with Edaño.



Herb. Manila [PNH], partly for the Forestry Bureau (see there) as Ahern’s collector and with Pascasio in the F.B. series, later numbering in the B.S. series (cf. Bureau of Science). Herb. Arn. Arbor. [A]: 1142 nos of dupl. Br. N. Borneo; Herb. Kew [K]: dupl. Philip. plants (pres. 1925); Herb. Bog. [BO]: Borneo dupl. and several of the Philippines; Herb. Sandakan [SAN]: 2nd set Borneo collection (the 1st being in Manila [PNH]); Herb. Berkeley (Cal.) [UC]: small collection of ferns, by Ramos & Edaño; Herb. Utrecht [U]: Philip. plants coll. by Ramos and by Ramos & Edaño; Herb. Deless. & Decand. (Geneva [G]): resp. 296 Borneo pl. and 68 Philip. plants with Edaño; U.S. Nat. Herb. Wash. [US]: ± 1680 Philip. dupl. and 73 Philip. orchids coll. with Edaño; Herb. Leiden [L]: Br. N. Borneo dupl., and Philip. Charoph. Also dupl. Philippines in Herd. Edinb. [E] (1907-12).

Part of his collections was identified,2 that from Sorgoson Prov. amounted to about 400 nos. The Borneo collection comprised 827 nos, including many new species.3 He collected the bulk of the ‘Species Blancoanae’ (cf. sub Blanco).



(1) cf. Merrill in Philip. Journ. Sci. 1, 1906, Suppl. p. 3.

(2) E.D. Merrill: ‘New plants from Sorsogon Prov. Luzon’ (Philip. Journ. Sci. C. Bot. 11, 1916, p. 1-35); ‘New plants from Samar’ (l.c. p. 175-206).

(3) E.D. Merrill: ‘New or noteworthy Bornean plants’ 1-111 (Journ. Str. Br. Roy. As Soc. no 85, 1922, p. 151-201; 86, 1922, p. 312-342; Journ. Mal. Br. Roy. As. Soc. 1, 1923, p. 22-45).