Collecting localities


Biographical data


Britton, Max Edwin


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

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


Born: 1912, Hymera, Indiana, U.S.A.



Botanist, educated at Ohio State University (M.S. 1937), taking his Ph. Drs degree at the Northwestern University, Evanston (Ill.) in 1941; Instructor of Botany, Northwestern University, 1938-42; Assistant Professor of Botany, Northwestern University, 1942 onwards; U.S. Army, Infantry, 1943; Medical Dept, 1944-46.


Collecting localities:

NE. New Guinea: Milne Bay (March-Aug. 1944), collecting Algae betw. June and Aug.).-Schouten Islands: Biak (Aug. 1944-June 1945), collecting along the S. coast between Bosnek and Sorido from Sept. 1944-May 1945. -Philippines. Leyte: Palo (June-Dec. 1945), collecting Algae along the coastal areas in vicinity of Palo, Tacloban, Santa Fe, San Joaquin and Dulag between July to Dec. Collected partly with G.E. Winder.



Herb. Arn. Arbor. [A]: set of all vascular plants (92 nos); dupl. in Herb. Chicago Nat. Hist. Mus. (almost complete set) [F]; Leiden [L].

Algal collections in Herb. Northwest. Univers. Evanston [NWU, now in F], and the Myxophyceae in Herb. Nat. Hist. Mus. Chicago [F]. Dupl. Desmidiaceae in Herb. Ohio State Univers.; dupl. Bacillariophyceae in U.S. Nat. Herb. Wash. [US].


biographical data:

Amer. Men of Sci.; Whos who in Amer. Educ.