Collecting localities




Garcia, Regino


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


Born: 1840, Manila, Luzon, P.I.



Filipino who has been associated with the Botanical Garden at Manila, in one or another capacity, since the inception of that institution in 1858, and with the Spanish Forestry Bureau from 1877-98. In May 1900, he entered the American Civil Service as Botanist in the Forestry Bureau,1 and till August 1902, he had charge of all work of botanical nature in that office.2

He is commemorated in Eugenia garciae Merr.


Collecting localities:

Philippines: Luzon; Mindoro, Palo (May 1903).



His early collections went out under Vidal (see there) labels. In Areneo Municipal Manila: c. 1000 specim.; since 1900 numbered in the F.B. (cf. Forestry Bureau) series, preserved in Herb. Manila [PNH]. In Herb. Vienna [W]: 55 nos (pres. 1891).



(1) Author of ‘List of the Tree Species of the Philippine Islands’ (Publ. For. Bur. 1901); ‘Los Arboles de la goma, resinas y frutos oleosos de Filipinas’ (1902). He was of material assistance to Capt. Ahern in the preparation of ‘Important Philippine woods’.

(2) cf. Merrill in Bull. Bur. Agr. Manila no 4, 1903, p. 22.