Collecting localities


Ahmad bin Topin


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



A Kuching Malay, attendant from the Sarawak Museum. Lately he is spending most of his time in entomological work.


Collecting localities:

He partly accompanied Miss W.M.A. Brooke (see there) on her collecting trips in Sarawak. When she was temporarily disabled, he collected on his own, but in her series. He was trained by her in collecting and herbarium work.

In Nov. 1954 he went to Niah Caves with Mr Harrison of the Sarawak Museum, and made a small collection of plants (Miss Brooke in litt.).

In 1955 he accompanied the Oxford Expedition for 3 months in the Plieran Valley, and assisted the forestry member (G.H. Pickles, see there) of the party. He did a small amount of individual collecting, and in those cases his name together with Pickles's occurs on the herbarium sheet.