Collecting localities



Biographical data


Curran, Hugh McCullom


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


Born: 1875, New York City, U.S.A.



Forest Officer from Yale University, in the employ of the Bureau of Forestry, Manila (Luzon, P.I.), 1906-13; subsequently employed in S. America; 1921-29 Forester, State Dept Agriculture, N.C.; since 1929 Professor of Tropical Forestry, Agric. College, Laguna, Luzon. During the war he was interned by the Japanese at Los Baños; at present a forestry consultant for the Venezuelan government, living at Caracas.

Author of some papers on Philippine woods.1

The genus Currania Copel. and many species were named after him.


Collecting localities:

Philippines: Palawan (May 1906); Luzon, on Mt Pulog (Jan. 2-8, 1909); Singapore (Aug. 1910); Philippines: e.g. Mt Canlaon in Negros and Bukidnon in Mindanao (1933); in Luzon: Mt Banahao (Apr.-May 1935), Paete, Laguna (many sterile) (1936); Pañgel, Laguna (1937).



Many plants in Herb. Manila [PNH], at least partly numbered in the F.B. series; besides from the Philippines, a collection from Singapore, Honkong, Colombo and Port Said amounting to 122 specimens (pres. 1910-11). Dupl. in Herb. Berl. [B]; Leiden [L]; U.S. Nat. Herb. Wash. [US]: > 1000 Philip. plants, and 146 nos collected with Merritt etc.; few in Herb. Decand. (Geneva [G]); Herb. Edinburgh [E].

The collection of Mt Pulog was described by E.D. Merrill.2

Before his stay in the. Philippines, he collected in S. America.



(1) In Philip. Journ. Sci. 1932-34.

(2) ‘The flora of Mount Pulog’ (with M.L. Merritt) (Philip. Journ. Sci. C. Bot. 5,1910, p. 287-404, pl. 1-4 + map).


biographical data:

Nat. Res. Count. P.I. Bull. no 7, 1935, p. 646-647, incl. bibliogr.; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.