Collecting localities



Biographical data


Smith, Lindsay Stuart


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

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


Born: 1917, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia. Died: Sept. 12, 1970, Mt Barney, W. of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.



Appointed to the staff of the Government Botanist, Brisbane, 1936; B.Sc. University of Queensland, 1940; in army service from March 1942 to Jan. 1946. In 1944 he was sent to Sogeri, NE. New Guinea, with a mobile chemical warfare laboratory; later in the year transferred as botanist to CRE New Guinea Forests with headquarters at Lae; returned to Brisbane at end of May, 1945.

Author of some small papers on the Queensland flora etc.;1 some papers on the New Guinea flora are in process of preparation.


Collecting localities:

NE. New Guinea, Mandated Territory: Sogeri (Apr.-May 1944); Lae area (July-Sept.); Aiyura and Garoka (Oct.); Lae area (Nov.-Jan. 1945); Aitape (Jan.); Lae area (Febr.): Buna hinterland (March); Milne Bay (March).



Herb. Brisbane [BRI]; dupl. specimens to be sent to Arn. Arbor. [A], Kew [K], and Leiden [L]. The Sogeri specimens were chiefly ferns with few duplicates; the later collections with N.G.F. (New Guinea Forces, see there) numbers [LAE].



(1) E.g. ‘The ligneous genus Endospermum Benth. in New Guinea’ (Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensl. 58, 1947, p. 51-60).


biographical data:

Courier-Mail, Brisbane, Monday, Sept. 14, 1970, p. 1; Fl. Mal. Bull. no 25, 1971, p. 1878.