Biographical data


Carter, Dr Walter


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


Born: 1897, Leeds, England.



Naturalized American entomologist; B.S. Montana (1923), M.S. Minnesota (1924), Ph.D. (1928), from 1925-30 employed by the U.S. Dept of Agriculture; Head Entomological Dept Pineapple Research Institute Hawaii, 1930-62; in 1962 emeritus professor; in Jamaica 1962-65. He made numerous travels, and visited Africa, Malaya, Java, the Philippine Islands, Australia, and Fiji in 1937-38. From 1964-65 in the employ of the U.N. for Technical Assistance.



Living orchids, also from Java, Celebes, and Fiji, turned over to Mr Nakamoto in Hawaii.1



(1) ‘Carteria’, The story of a collection (Bull. Pac. Orch. Soc. Hawaii 26, 1968, p. 3-8, 3 phot.).


biographical data:

In Amer. Men of Science. Phys. and Biol. Sciences, 11th ed. 1965.