Biographical data


Mabesa, Calixto


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

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)


Born: 1892, Hiligaran, Occ. Negros, P.I.



Forest Ranger in the Philippines, 1915-20; B.S.F. and M.F. Syracuse University; since 1925 Forester; in 1934 appointed Assistant Professor of Wood Technology, School of Forestry, and Assistant Chief Div. of Delimitation and Improvement, Bureau of Forestry.1

He is commemorated in Clerodendron mabesae Merr., etc.



? Identical with the collector in the F.B. series (cf. Forestry Bureau, Manila). Occasionally contributed some numbers to the P.N.H. series (cf. sub Philippine National Herbarium [PNH]) after the war. 



(1) Author of ‘Two tree species occasionally found in the mangrove swamps not previously reported’ (Makiling Echo 13, 1934, p. 113).


biographical data:

Nat. Research Counc. P.1. Bull. no 7, 1935, p. 847, incl. bibliogr.