Collecting localities


Biographical data


Canright, James Edward


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


Born: 1920, Delaware, Ohio, U.S.A.



Botanist educated at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), and Harvard University (Ph.D. 1949); Teaching Fellow in Botany, Harvard Univ., 1946-49; Associate Professor, Department of Botany, Indiana University, Bloomington, U.S.A., 1949- . With the assistance of a Guggenheim Fellowship he spent five months in a guest house in Kebun Raya, Bogor, Java; subsequently he worked for about the same time at the Herbarium of the Singapore Botanic Garden.


Collecting localities:

Sept. 1960-Feb. 1961 in W. Java: Gardens at Bogor and Tjibodas, and a few plants from Udjong Kulon Nature Reserve; throughout Malaya, in Johore: G. Pulai (Mar. 2, 8, 24); G. Panti (Mar. 4, 12); Sg. Dohal and Sg. Kayu swamp forests (Apr. 21); Mersing to Endau (Apr. 24); Kukup region, Pontian Distr. (May 5); Kota Tinggi to Kg. Sedili Besar (May 19, June 23); during trip in Malacca, Negri Sembilan, Pahang (Fraser’s Hill), Perak (chiefly on Maxwell Hill), Penang, and Selangor (June 9-17); numerous Singapore collections from Botanic Gardens, Bukit Timah, Labrador Reserve, MacRitchie Reservoir Reserve, Mandai Rd Distr., and Seletar Reservoir Reserve.



About 350 nos from above-mentioned localities, including much preserved material. Dupl. of most ranalean specimens from Kebun Raya Bogor in Herb. Bog. [BO]; Myristicaceae deposited in Herb. Un. Cincinnati [CINC]; other Malaysian collections not yet distributed. His collections will eventually be deposited in the Indiana Un. Herb. [IND].


biographical data:

Amer. Men of Sc. ed. 9 and 10; Who’s who in America 1961.