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Allen, Edgar Francis


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

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

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


Born: 1914, Formby, Lanc., England.



Agriculturist, educated at Cambridge University; A.I.C.T.A. (Trinidad); in the Agricultural Department, Malaya, 1937-41, 1945-hodie; 1941-45 Malayan Volunteer Air Force (R.A.F.).

Agricultural Officer of the Dept of Agriculture S.S. & F.M.S., stationed at Telok Anson, Perak.


Collecting localities:

Together with his wife he collected living plants on Mt Kinabalu in Jan.-Feb. 1966. They were brought back to England (at least partly in Kew Gardens).2

He collected Goodyera hispida and Bulbophyllum concinnum, two new records for Selangor, Malaya, in the Templer National Park.



Especially plants of economic interest, e.g. keladis (Araceae) in Lower Perak.1 

Herb. Sing. [SING], also orchids and plants from limestone hills.



(1) cf. Report Bot. Gard. Sing. for 1939, p. 2; and Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 11, 1941, p. 244.

(2) E.F. Allen: ‘A mountain hunt yields garden treasures’ (Straits Times Annual 1973, p. 146-147, photogr.).


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