Collecting localities




Henderson, Murray Ross


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

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


Born: 1899, Banchory, Scotland. Died: 1982, Aberdeen, Schotland.



Systematic bota nist in the Museums Department, Fed. Mal. States, 1921-24; Curator of the Herbarium, Botanic Gardens, Singapore, 1924 onwards; Febr. 1937-July 1938 taking charge of the Department in Penang, subsequently return to normal duties in Singapore. He left Singapore before the invasion of the Japanese, and returned in 1946. In 1948 he was appointed Assistant Director, and finally Director; in June 1954 he retired and settled at Aberdeen.

Author of ‘Malayan Wild Flowers’ (1949-54). Author of botanical papers.1


Collecting localities:2

Malay Peninsula. 1921. Perak: Taiping (since Dec.).-1922. Taiping.-1923. Taiping (till March), Temerloh Distr. with Foxworthy (March), Cameron Highlands (June), Fraser Hill (Aug. 25-Sept. 17).-1924. Cameron Highlands (Jan.),3 Taiping.-1925. Perak (April): near Batu Gajah, Gopeng; Cameron Highlands (Nov. 11-Dec. 7).4-1927. On the islands of Aor, Dayang and Tioman (Apr. 24-May 29); G. Lanoh near Batu Gajah, Perak (July); Pahang-Kelantan boundary, near Chigar Perak, Pahang, Goa Ninik, Kelantan (Oct. 10-Nov. 5).-1928. Anamba(s) Islands (Apr.):5 Siantan, (D)Jema(d)ja, P. Tandjungsuka.-Malay Peninsula. 1929. P. Tioman (1 week in Apr.),6 chiefly on G. Kajang; various parts of Pahang and Kelantan (July-Aug.), Tembeling, Kuantan, etc.; Perlis, vicinity of Kangar (Nov.).-1930. Cameron Highlands, nearly a month at Tanah Rata (Apr.); limestone hills1 of Perak (May-June); G. Pondok etc.; Tasek Bera, Pahang (Oct.).-1931. Pahang (May-June); limestone hills1 in Pahang (Oct.).-1934. In Nov. visiting the islands P. Langkawi, P. Tioman, P. Dayang Bunting,7 and Kisap near Kuah.-1935. On his leave to Java (Apr.) no collections were made. In July: Kelantan, Sungei Lebir, Bt Batu Papan, Kuala Betis on the Nenggiri River and proceeding to Gua Masang and Gua Lambok.-1938. In May: limestone hills1 at Baling and Alor Star in Kedah and to the Sungei Krian at Selama on the KedahPerak boundary.-1939. Neighbourhood of Pontain in SW. Johore (twice), to P. Kemudi (= P. Pisang group, off the W. coast) and to peat forest of Pontian.



Herb. Sing. [SING]; U.S. Nat. Herb. Wash. [US]: 150 dupl. Mal. Pen.; dupl. Anambas Isls in Herb. Bog. [BO].

He numbered in the field.2



(1) e.g. ‘On a collection of plants from Gunong Benom, Pahang’ (Journ. Fed. Mal. Stat. Mus. 13, 1927, p. 217-227); ‘The flowering plants of Kuala Lumpur’ (Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 4, 1928, p. 211-373); ‘The flora of the limestone hills of the Malay Peninsula’ (Journ. Mal. Br. Roy. As. Soc. 17, 1939, p. 13-87, pl. 3-12).

(2) Data extracted from the Ann. Reports of the Bot. Gard. Singapore, and from Burkill in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 4, 1927, nos 4-5.

(3) M.R. Henderson: ‘A note on the Flora of Cameron’s Highlands’ (Singap. Naturalist 1, 1925, p. 91-92).

(4) M.R. Henderson: ‘A list of plants from Cameron’s Highlands, Pahang’ (Journ. Mal. Br. Roy. As. Soc. 5, 1927, p. 237-277).

(5) M.R. Henderson: ‘The ‘padang’ flora of Jemaja in theAnamba Islands, N.E.I’ (Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 5, 1931, p. 234-240).

(6) M.R. Henderson: ‘Notes on the flora of Pulau Tioman and neighbouring islands’ (Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 5, 1930, p. 80-92).

(7) M. Burret: ‘Eine neue Palmengattung von der Malayischen Halbinsel’ (Notizbl. Berl. Dahl. 15, 1941, p. 316-318).