Collecting localities



Biographical data


Anderson, James Webster


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



An Assistant Curator in the Gardens Department Straits Settlements, 1910-17; he later became a planter. He is the author of ‘Index of plants, Botanic Garden, Singapore’ (1912). After return in Britain he became a private gardener.


Collecting localities:

1910-17. Malay Peninsula: Taiping Hills, Perak (1911) etc.-1912. NW. Borneo, Sarawak (at all events in Aug.): visiting Mt Poi and probably ascending Mt Pensaung.1



Small collections. In Herb. Kew [K]: plants from the Malay Peninsula (pres. 1912); Herb. Sing. [SING]. He numbered in the field; the specimens have been named and the duplicates distributed in the last 12 years, but no list has been published (Corner in litt.).



(1) Ridley in Kew Bull. 1933, p. 490 describes Microcos reticulata from Mt Pensaung, collected by Anderson (without mentioning initials).


biographical data:

Burkill in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlements 4, 1927, nos 4-5.