Biographical data


Agama, Josť


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

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


Born: 1889, Manila, Luzon, P. I.



A Filipino, at first Ranger of the Bureau of Forestry at Manila, and later Headranger of the Forestry Service in Br. N. Borneo; in 1926 appointed Deputy Asst Conservator of Forests.

He retired from the Forest Department of North Borneo on 8th June 1957 after 42 years of service.

Several plants are named after him, especially by Merrill.



Herb. Manila: Philip. plants numbered in the F.B. series (cf. sub Forestry Bureau, Manila) [PNH], and Br. N. Borneo plants (coll. 1917-19); the 2nd set of the Bornean plants in Herb. Sandakan [SAN]; 23 dupl. Philip. in U.S. Nat. Herb. Wash. [US].


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936. Mal. For. 20, 1957, p. 180.