Collecting localities




Laycock, John


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

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


Died: Dec. 3, 1960, aged 73.



Professional orchid collector.


Collecting localities:

N. Central Sumatra: principally at Brastagi (1928).-S. Sumatra: Palembang, Lahat and Pageralam.1-In 1929 short collecting trip through Java to the Lesser Sunda Islands: Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Timor and the islands in those regions.2-SW. Celebes: vicinity of Macassar: N. Celebes: Manado, Kwandang; Centr. Celebes: Donggala; Moluccas: Ambon, Buru and N. Halmahera.3-He made a trip by boat to N. New Guinea,4 touching at Sorong, Manokwari, Wasior, P. Japen (Seroei), Hollandia, and Bosnik (Schouten Islands).



He brought home living orchids only; in Hort. Sing. (pres. 1931), and probably elsewhere.



(1) J. Laycock: ‘A failure in orchid collecting (Lahat & Palembang)’ (Orch. Review 38, 1930, p. 201-203).

(2) J. Laycock: ‘Java to Timor’ (l.c. p. 10-14).

(3) J. Laycock: ‘Orchids in Celebes and Moluccas’ (Mal. Orch. Review 1, no 2, 1932, p. 9-12).

(4) J. Laycock: ‘A trip to New Guinea’ (Orch. Review 39, 1931, p. 68-71).