Collecting localities


Biographical data


Chipp, Thomas Ford


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


Born: 1886, Gloucester, England. Died: 1931, Kew, England.



Entered Kew as a Student Gardener; after a few months he was selected for one of the Temporary Technical Assistant posts in the Herbarium, which he occupied until 1908. In 1909 he passed the B.Sc. examination with Honours in Botany. In 1910 appointed as Assistant Conservator of Forests on the Gold Coast. Before proceeding to W. Africa he spent a year studying forestry in Germany and the Fed. Malay States; he joined his regiment in England in 1914-19. From 1914-21 Asst Director of Gardens, Singapore; he took possession of the post not before July 1919 on account of the war. He returned to the Gold Coast to be Deputy Conservator of Forests in that colony in 1921; Asst Director of Kew Gardens from 1922 till his death.

During his stay in the Malay Peninsula, he published about 30 short articles in the Gard. Bull. Str. Settlements 1920-21, several on Fungi.


Collecting localities:

Collected in Singapore and elsewhere in the Malay Peninsula, chiefly cryptogams (cf. Burkill in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 4, 1927, nos 4-5).



In Herb. Kew [K]: cryptogams Mal. Penins. (pres. 1920).


biographical data:

Kew Bull. 1931, p. 397-398 and 433-440 (bibliogr.); Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. 144, 1931/32, p. 169-174.