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MacGregor, Richard Crittenden


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

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


Born: 1871, Sydney, Australia. Died: Dec. 30, 1936, Manila, Luzon, P.I.



Ornithologist, educated at Stanford University; recorder and Deck officer of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Washington, D.C., 1899-1901; since 1901 Chief, Div. Gen. Zool. and Ornithol. of the Bureau of Science, Manila.

Author of many ornithological papers,1 assistant editor of the Philippine Journal of Science and joint author of ‘Distribution of life in the Philippines’.2

Columbia macgregorii Merr. and other Philippine plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:

Philippines. 1905. Mindoro: Mt Halcon (March-May).3-1906. Bohol (June); Cebu.-1907. With Fénix (see there) on the islands Baton (May), Sabtan, Babuyan, Camiguin and Y’Ami (greater part of June and July).-1909. Luzon, Mt Pulog (July 2-5); Island of Polillo (Sept.-Nov. 19).-In subsequent years in Luzon, Nueva Vizcaya Prov. and Ifugao subprov. (1912 or ‘13); Isl. Biliran (1913 or ‘14); Luzon, Laguna Prov. (1915); Panay (1918); Palawan (1925).



Material from the Batanes and Babuyanes Islands,4 Mt Pulog5 and from the isle of Polillo,6 form a part of the Bur. Sci. (B.S.) series in Herb. Manila [PNH]. From other localities in Manila too. Dupl. in Herb. Berl. [B];7 U.S. Nat. Herb. Wash. [US]: 342 P.I.; Herb. Sydney [NSW]; Herb. Leiden [L]; Herb. Edinb. [E]. 



(1) E.g. of ‘A manual of Philippine Birds’ (Manila 1909).

(2) In Philip. Isl. Bur. of Sci. Monogr. no 21, 1928.

(3) cf. plants in Philip. Journ. Sci. C. Bot. 2, 1907, p. 251-309, 311-337.

(4) E.D. Merrill: ‘On a collection of plants from the Batanes and Babuyanes Islands’ (Philip. Journ. Sci. C. Bot. 3, 1908, p. 385-442, w. map).

(5) cf. E.D. Merrill & M.L. Merritt in ‘The Flora of Mt. Pulog’ (l.c. 5, 1910, p. 287-401).

(6) cf. C.B. Robinson: ‘Botanical notes upon the island of Polillo’ (l.c. 6, 1911, p. 185-228).

(7) A. Kneucker: ‘Bemerkungen z.d. Cyperaceae (exclus. Carices) et Juncaceae exsiccatae. 8. u. 9. Lief.’ (Allg. bot. Zeitschr. 17, 1911, Beilage 48, p. 1-12).


biographical data:

Nat. Res. Counc. P.I. Bull. no 7, 1935, p. 693-696, incl. bibliogr.; Science, March 12, 1937, p. v-xiv, incl. bibliogr.; Philip. Journ. Sci. 63, 1937, p. 359-361 + portr.; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936; Auk 55, 1938, p. 163-175, incl. bibliogr. + portr. (pl. 7).


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