Collecting localities



Kochummen, Kizhakkedathu Mathai


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


Born: 1931, Kerala, India



B.Sc. from the University of Travancore in 1951, came to Malaya in Dec. 1952; from 1953 onwards in the Botanical Division of the Forest Research Institute at Kepong, since Dec. 1957 Assistant Forest Botanist.

Author of several papers, mostly on forest trees; co-author of the Tree Flora of Malaya. He left the Forest Institute to attend the 1967/68 Diploma course in Taxonomy at Edinburgh, under the Colombo Plan. Mid-1968 he passed his examination.

After his return from Europe he resumed collecting.


Collecting localities:

He collected some thousands of plants throughout Malaya.



Material in Herb. Kepong [KEP], numbered in one of the successive series (KEP and FRI); dupl. distributed from Kepong.