Collecting localities




Hotta, Mitsuru


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1937, Osaka, Japan.



Graduated in 1960 from the Agricultural Department University of Osaka Prefecture and was subsequently admitted to the graduate course of Kyoto University. Lecturer Biological Laboratory, Kobe Women’s College, Aoyama, Suma-ku, Kobe-si.

In 1960 he was a member of the Tonga and Fiji Expedition of Kyoto University; in 1963-64 he collected in Borneo with Professor M. Hirano (see there) of Osaka City University.

Author of papers on Araceae.


Collecting localities:

Borneo.1 Brunei: Tutong (Oct. 6, 1963); Sarawak: Bintulu and Minah camp (Oct. 10-19, with Hirano), Ulu Minah and Sinonok (Oct. 23-28), Bintulu (Oct. 31, Nov. 4), Ulu Kakus and Bt Keyan (Nov. 7-13, with Hirano), Bt Kana (18-22, with Hirano); Brunei: Seria and Bt Puan (Dec. 5-7), Merimbun (10-11), Bt Teraja (16-25), Brunei Town (Jan. 6 and 10, 1964), Brunei Tembrong (Jan. 19-Feb. 2); Sarawak: Minah camp (Feb. 23-29), G. Mulu (Mar. 15-22).-1968. Sabah, focussing special attention to the Kinabalu region in 1969.



Herb. Kyoto Univ. [KYO]; Hirano & Hotta nos 1-1656; Hotta nos 12300-15847. Many cryptogams,2 but phanerogams3 too. Duplicates partly distributed to Tokyo Nat. Sc. Mus. (Cyp., Gram.) [TNS], New York Bot. Gard. (Cyp.) [NY], several families to Herb. Tokyo Univ. [TI] and many groups to Herb. For. Dept Sarawak [SAR] and Brunei [BRUN]; Sarawak dupl. to Herb. Edinb. [E].



(1) M. Hotta: ‘Itinerary of the Borneo (Notes on the Vegetation)’ (Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 21, 1965, p. 153-160, maps 1-4).

(2) Cf. literature sub Hirano.

(3) M. Hotta: ‘Notes on Schismatoglottidinae of Borneo’ I (Mem. Coll. Sc. Univ. Kyoto ser. B 32, 1965, p. 19-30, 5 fig.); ‘Notes on Bornean Plants’ I-II (Act. Phytotax. Geobot. 22, 1966, p. 1-10, 3 fig.; ibid. 1967, p. 153-162, 7 fig.); ‘Notes on the wild banana of Borneo’ (J. Jap. Bot. 42, 1967, p. 344-352, 1 fig., pl. 7).