Collecting localities




Newell, Thomas Kenneth


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


Born: 1939, New York City, U.S.A.



Graduated from the New York State Agricultural and Technical Institute (1962), B.Sc. from California State Polytechnic College in Ornamental Horticulture (1964), and subsequently a graduate student at the University of Hawaii, majoring in plant taxonomy.

He was working on a thesis on the genus Joinvillea, and made a trip to the Malesian region to collect material and to make observations on pollination, dissemination, and ecology of that genus.


Collecting localities:

1966. Malesia. Sabah: Sandakan (Aug. 5), Jesselton (9), vicinity of Sabah National Park and along the road between the Park and the town of Tamparuli (11-16); Singapore (20); Songkla in Thailand (28); Malay Peninsula: G. Hijau (Taiping) (31), G. Brinchang (Cameron Highlands) (Sept. 2-4), Fraser’s Hill (7); Pacific: Solomon Is., Fiji, Samoa.



Mainly Joinvillea,1 but also a few Flagellaria and Hanguana; nos 141-175 (176-255 from Pacific islands). In Herb. B. P. Bish. Mus. [BISH]; dupl. will be sent to Sandakan [SAN], Paris [P], Leiden [L], Florence [FI], and Kew [K].



(1) Th.K. Newell: ‘A Study of the Genus Joinvillea’ (J. Arn. Arbor. 50, 1969, p. 527-555, 6 fig., 1 tab.).