Biographical data


Long, Frank Reginald


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



Born and educated at Winchester, England, where he received a thorough training in all the departments of Messrs Hillier & Sons, Nurseries, and subsequently at Kew. In charge of the Hill Garden, Taiping, Malay Peninsula, 1908-10, when Superintendent of Government Plantations, Perak (F.M.S.). After the rubber boom he resigned and took up planting in 1912. In 1921 he left the Malay Peninsula for health-reasons, settled in S. Africa where he joined the Port Elisabeth Parks Department from 1922-25, when he was appointed Beach Manager; in 1929 Superintendent of Parks besides.



Herb. Kew [K]: a bundle of plants from the Taiping Hills (pres. 1909).

Hort. Sing.: living plants (pres. 1909).


biographical data:

Burkill in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 4, 1927, nos 4-5; Gard. Chron. 3rd ser. 99, 1936, p. 82 + portr.