Collecting localities



Biographical data


Machado, Alfred Dent


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


Died: June 12, 1910.



Police-officer; later miner, employed at the Tomo Gold Mines (1892-93); for a short time on the staff of the Botanic Gardens, Singapore (1902-03), subsequently a planter in Perak and in 1909 again at Singapore, with the United Rubber Estate.

Saccolabium machadonis Ridl. (= Sarcanthus - J.J.Sm.) and other plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:

Malay Peninsula: around Tomo, Perak (1892-93); region of Legeh (Siam) (1893, 1896); Pahang (1896); Batu Pahat, Johore, with H.N. Ridley (see there) (Oct. 31-Nov. 17, 1900) and in 1903 mainly in Pahang: Pahang Track (Semangko Pass) (May); Kamuning Estate near Sg. Siput; upon the Jelai (May) and about Kuala Lipis.1

He made an earlier expedition to the headwaters of the Jelai in 1900, but it is uncertain whether he collected.2



Herb. Sing. [SING]: several small collections. He sent living plants to Hort. Sing. till 1909, in 1896 the new genus and species Spatholirion ornatum Ridl.

In Perak State Mus.: collection of fibres, medicinal plants, etc. (pres. 1906).



(1) According to Burkill in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 4, 1927, p. 163, the collecting about Kuala Lipis took place in 1923; this statement is corrected in the reprint of the paper!

(2) A.D. Machado: ‘The hot springs of Ulu Jelai (Pahang)’ (Journ. Str. Br. Roy. As. Soc. no 33, 1900, p. 263-264; no data or plants mentioned).


biographical data:

Agric. Bull. S.S. & F.M.S. 9, 1910, p. 328-329; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.