Collecting localities



Stone, Benjamin Clemens


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


Born: 1933, Shanghai, China.



Was educated in California (B.A. Pomona College, Claremont, 1954), and did one year of graduate work at Washington University under R.E. Woodson and others; Ph.D. in 1961 at Hawaii University. From 1961-65 in the Department of Biology, College of Guam, finally as Professor. In 1965 moved to the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur as Lecturer in Botany and Curator of the University Herbarium. Founder of the journal ‘Micronesia’.

Author of numerous papers on Pandanaceae and other subjects.

Heliconia stonei Lane is or will be named after him.


Collecting localities:

1957. New Britain: Rabaul and vicinity (Dec.).-1958. New Ireland: Kavieng and vicinity (Jan.).-Malaya (from Apr. 1965-67): Selangor, Perak, Pahang, Penang (Feb. 1966), Johore, Singapore (Apr.), Fraser’s Hill (Apr.-May), Penang (May), Ipoh, Langkawi Is. (May 1967).-In Borneo: Sabah (Mar. 1967), Sarawak (Apr.).-1971. E. New Guinea: Mt Wilhelm (Apr.).



Up to June 1967, 7131 nos; 1-725 from the U.S.A. and Switzerland in San Diego Nat. Hist. Mus.; nos 726-2588, 2642-5512 mostly from the Pacific region, of which 726-3774 in Herb. Bish. Mus. [BISH], 3775-5512 in Coll. Guam Herb. [GUAM], with dupl. at Leiden [L], U.S. [US], Bish. Mus. [BISH] and a few elsewhere. The nos 5513 onwards from Malesia will be distributed to Leiden [L], Sing. [SING], Bish. Mus. [BISH], Kew [K], etc. A few holotypes will be deposited at the Univ. of Malaya Herb. [KLU]. In New Guinea LAE 53091-53254 from Mt Wilhelm; Herb. Lae [LAE].