Collecting localities




Wycherley, Paul Renoden


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)

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


Born: 1928, Bromley, Kent, England.



Was educated at the University College, London (1946-52), B.Sc. (Hons) Botany (1949), Ph.D. (1952); in 1951/52 guest student at Wageningen Agricultural College in the Netherlands. In 1953 Botanist, and from 1965-71 Head, Botany Division of the Rubber Research Institute of Malaya. Sometime President Malayan Nature Society and Chairman Terrestrial Conservation Section, International Biological Programme, West Malaysia. Intensive travel throughout Great Britain and West Malaysia; extensive travel in Thailand, East Malaysia, Australia, Japan, Canada, Central and South America, and Europe. An ardent advocate for and author on nature conservation in Malaysia, especially the Malay Peninsula. In 1972 Director of King’s Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, W. Australia.

He made extensive studies on the undergrowth of rubber plantations and contributed a paper on that subject to the 9th Pac. Sc. Congress, Bangkok 1957.


Collecting localities:

Collected Croton hirtus from Bukit Rajah Estate, Selangor (Apr. 22, 1956).

Mostly in plantations to study the weed flora1. A few collections from forest and limestone hills, especially Sungei Buloh and Batu Caves, Selangor respectively.



Croton hirtus preserved in Herb. Sing. [SING] (Gard. Bull. Sing. 15, 1956, p. 1).

Few specimens in Herb. Rubb. Res. Inst. Malaya, Sing. [? SING] and Kew [K].



(1) Author of ‘Identification of plants on Malay Rubber Estates’ (Plant. Bull. Rubber Res. Inst. Malaya 89, 1967, p. 55-65, 8 pl. (65-72)); ‘Ground covers in plantation crops’ (Symp. Ecol. Res. Humid Trop. Veget. Kuching 1963, 1965 p 94-119, 6 fig., 11 tab.); ‘Vegetation of Rubber Plantations’ (J. Rubb. Res. Inst. Malaya 16, 1960, p. 87); ‘The Spread of Croton hirtus’ (Proe. Humid Trop. Symp. Tjiawi 1958, 1961, p. 279-280, 2 fig.); ‘Ridley and Batu Caves’ (Mal. Nat. J. 25, 1972, p. 22-37, pl. 6-10, incl. Check list flora); and numerous other papers.