Desch, H.E.


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

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



Wood Technologist at Kepong, author of a Manual of Malayan Timbers.



Herb. N.Y. Bot. Gard. [NY]: 20 nos of Avicennia from Kepong, Selangor, Malay Peninsula (must be dupl. from Herb. Kuala Lumpur [KEP] at Kepong, certainly not collected at Kepong).

He does not remember having collected the Avicennias mentioned in the Cyclopaedia (Fl. Mal. 1) himself. His name might appear on the labels because he gave the local staff instructions to collect these and other specimens (in litt. 22.8.1955).