Collecting localities




Kimura, Kôiti (Kôichi or Kôitschi)


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


Born: 1901, Tokyo, Japan.



Graduated in pharmacy at Tokyo Imp. University in 1927, taking his Dr’s degree in 1937; Assistant in the Pharmacognostical Institute, Tokyo University, 1927-31 ; on the staff of the Shanghai Science Institute, 1931-39; Associate Professor Kyoto Imp. University, 1939-43; at the Makassar Science Institute in SW. Celebes, 1943-46; Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Botany and Pharmacognosy at Kyoto Imp. University, 1945-47, and besides at Doshisha Technical College from 1946 onwards; since 1947 Associate Professor of Kyoto University.

He made several expeditions, viz to China, the Bonin Islands (1926), and Malaysia (1937, see below).


Collecting localities:

Voyage to the Philippine Islands and the Malay Archipelago, 1937.1 Philippines: Luzon, Manila (June 24); Cebu (26); SW. Celebes: Makassar (30); Lesser Sunda Islands, Bali (July 1-10): at Kintamani, Bedoegoel, and Boeleleng; Java: from Banjoewangi (eastern part, July 11) to W. Java: Buitenzorg, Sindanglaja (18), Wijnkoops Bay (25), Islands in the Bay of Batavia (Aug. 3), staying till Aug. 7; Singapore (9-11); Malay Peninsula: Kuala Lumpur (12); Bangkok; Penang (19-21); Rangoon, Calcutta and Darjeeling.

During World War II, from 1943-45, he collected in Celebes.



Private Herbarium at Kyoto University: about a hundred of Bali plants; the few Cebu specimens lost; some in Herb. Pharmacogn. Inst. Kyoto Imp. Univ. [KYO]; Herb. Bog. [BO]: Cebu and Bali plants, also duplicates.

The plants collected in Celebes during World War II were all left at Makassar.

Most of the plants were medicinal; some of the collections were from primary forests.



(1) K. Kimura: ‘South Asia Biological Tour’ (Sizen or Nature, quarterly magaz. of the members’ Club of Shanghai Science Institute, 1937) (non vidi).