Collecting localities



Biographical data


Buzacott, James Hardie


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


Born: 1902, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.



Was educated in the University of Queensland (B.S. 1933, M.S. 1938). From 1925-47 Entomologist, Queensland Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations; subsequently Senior Plant Breeder with the same organization.

He published extensively on cane breeding and entomology.

In 1951 he and C.G. Hughes (see there) were sponsored by the Queensland Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations to collect cane varieties in Australian New Guinea.1 They were accompanied by J.N. Warner as a representative of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters’ Association.


Collecting localities:2 

1951. E. New Guinea: Port Moresby (Apr. 17-21), Lae, Markham R., Kainantutu, Aiyura, Goroka, Chimbu, Mt Hagen, Mendi, Laloki, Sogeri. Leaving New Guinea by plane from Port Moresby on June 3.



165 varieties of cane (Saccharum and Erianthus mainly) were collected and herbarium specimens might be in existence.



(1) J.H. Buzacott & C.G. Hughes: ‘The 1951 Cane Collecting Expedition to New Guinea’ (Queensl. Bur. Sugar Exp. Stat., Cane Growers’ Quart. Bull. 15, 1951, p. 35-72).

(2) Cf. Hawaiian Plant. Rec. 55, 1958, p. 213; Cane Growers’ Quart. Bull. 15, 1951, p. 43-54.


biographical data:

In Bibl. Austr. Entom. 1775-1930 (R. Zool. Soc. N.S.W. 1932, p. 32)