Cinatti (Vaz Monteiro Gomes), Ruy


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

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

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


Born: 1915, London, England.



Of Portuguese nationality, was educated in the College of Agriculture at Lisbon; meteorologist with the Pan-American Airways at Lisbon. He travelled in Europe, Africa, Indonesia, and Australia. In July 1946 he went to the East as Secretary to the Governor of Portuguese Timor. During his stay, till Nov. 1947, he travelled all over the island, including the Dutch part. He worked in Australia with Dr Dadswell on the macroscopic features of some Timorese woods.

He returned to Portuguese Timor towards the end of 1951 as agricultural officer. In 1957 he studied social anthropology at Oxford University.

Author of several papers on Timor.1



Herb. For. Res. Inst. Buitenzorg [BZF]: c. 100 plants from Port. Timor. About 44 wood samples + dried material in private collection (for the time being kept in the Herb. and Sylvic. Lab. of the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Tapada da Ajuda, Lisboa). The wood samples were identified in the Nat. Herb. Melbourne. Herb. Inst. Bot. Lisbon [LISC]: c. 50 nos (coll. 1947) from Port. Timor. In Herb. Leiden [L]: 380 nos.



(1) R. Cinatti: Esboco historico do sandals em Timor (Lista etc. Ministerio das Colonias Lisboa (Lissabon)).

R. Cinatti & V.M. Gomes: Exploracoes botanicas em Timor (Ministerio ibid.): Recontrecimento preliminar da formacoes florestais no Timor portugues (Ministerio ibid.).