Collecting localities




Tanaka, Tyôzaburô


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


Born: 1885, Osaka, Japan.



Graduated at Tokyo University, 1910; Dr of Agriculture, 1932; Professor of Horticulture and Applied Botany at Taihoku Imp. University, 1929-44; Emeritus Professor, 1945. Well-known Citrus specialist.1

In 1923 he was for a short time a guest of the Buitenzorg Herbarium. Early 1938 he was Guest Professor in the Philippines, making several collecting trips.2


Collecting localities:

1923. W. Java: in and around Buitenzorg (mostly Cultuurtuin = Economic Garden) (March or April).-1935. Malay Peninsula: around Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (Nov.).-1937 (or ? 1938).2 Philippines (Jan.-March): Luzon (northern half, central route, and western route, via Aparri, Laoag, and Baguio), and Mindanao (route through Davao, Cotabato, Dansatan and Illigan, including Bukidnon).-1944. Java around Batavia, Buitenzorg and Soerabaja (Sept.).



About 300 sheets of Citrus only,1 in Tanaka Herb. in the Univ. of Taiwan (Hort. Inst.) [TAI].



(1) T. Tanaka: ‘Notes on the Dutch Indian species of Rutaceae-Aurantieae’ (Meded. Rijks Herb. Leiden no 69, 1931); ‘Philippine Rutaceae-Aurantioideae (Revisio Aurantiacearum VII)’ (Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Formosa 22, no 123, 1932, p. 418-433); ‘A report of the investigation of Philippine Citrus’ (Studia Citrologica 9, 1939, p. 1-33).

(2) cf. Chron. Bot. 4, 1938, p. 275. According to his own information he collected early in 1937!