Collecting localities




Hosokawa, Takahide


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

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


Born: 1909, Kumamoto, Japan.



Formerly Assistant in the University of Formosa, collected plants in Micronesia and the Philippines (Mt Apo, Mindanao), giving a description of the vegetation of Mt Apo, and of some new species and new combinations.1 Botanist, educated at the Botanical Institute Taihoku Imp. University, Formosa (M.Sc. 1932, D.Sc. 1945). From 1932-43 respectively subassistant, assistant, and lecturer, in Taihoku Imp. University; in 1947 lecturer at Kumamoto Women’s College, in 1948 Professor in the same College; in 1949 nominated Assistant Professor of Kyushu University Fukuoka, in 1951 Professor there.

In the years 1933-38 he paid several visits to Micronesia, studying the flora of Palau, Yap, Truk, Ponape, Kusaie, the Mariannes, and Jaluit (Marshall), resulting in several papers.1

Author of a book in Japanese on palaeobotany.


Collecting localities:

In Malaysia: on Mt Apo, Mindanao, P.I. (a week in Sept. 1936).2



Complete set (c. 4500 sheets) in Herb. Taiwan Univ. [TAI], Taipei; about 3000 sheets of dupl. in Herb. Kyushu Univ. [FU]. The collection on Mt Apo about 1600 sheets.3



(1) In Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Formosa 1942 (non vidi).

Cf. lists in Merrill, A Botanical Bibliography of the Islands of the Pacific (1947), and in Sachet & Fosberg, Island Bibliographies (1955).

(2) T. Hosokawa: ‘On the alpine heath in the Tropics of Eastern Asia’ (Botany & Zoology 10, 1942, p. 723-728).

(3) T. Hosokawa: ‘A preliminary note on the botanical trip on Mt Apo, Philippines’ (Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Form. 30, 1940, p. 333-336).