Collecting localities




Noona Dan Expedition


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


From the University of Copenhagen, 1961-62.1 In total 19 persons of different disciplines participated.


Collecting localities:1 

Noona Dan Expedition, 1961-62. 1961. The ‘Noona Dan’ arriving in Mindanao on Aug. 1; Palawan: lowland near Brooke’s Point (2 months), collecting from Uring-Uring (Aug. 13-26), Penigisan (Sept. 1-2), Tagimbung (5-13), Penigisan (15-21), Makagwa (21-25), Uring-Uring (29-Oct. 1); Ursula I. (Oct. 2); Balabac I. (4-12); Tawi-Tawi: Tarawakan (19-27); Luzon: Mt St. Thomas (Nov. 5); Tawi-Tawi: Tarawakan (13-17), Lapid-Lapid (17), Batu-Batu (18), Lapid-Lapid (20-22), Batu-Batu (26); Bongao I. (26); Papahag I. (26); St. Cruz I., Zamboanga, Mindanao (Dec. 11); Sapamoro, NE. of Zamboanga (16-20).-1962. Bismarck Archipelago: New Ireland, Kavieng (Jan. 12), the nearby Nago I. (13), Mussau (16-Feb. 18); Manus (20), Dyaul (Mar. 2-10), New Hanover (Mar.); New Ireland: Kalili (Apr. 8-9), Lelet (Apr.); New Britain: Yalom (May 22-23); Manus (June 22-25); Hermit Is.: Luf I. (27); New Britain: Cape Hoskins (July 5-10); Credner I. (17); New Britain: Matupi (20), Vulcan Point (23), Rabaul (24); Solomon Is. (Aug. 18-30).



Herb. Copenhagen [C]: c. 3300 nos; during the last part of the expedition attention was specially focussed on the collecting of Fungi.

For collectors see under S.-E. Sandermann Olsen, M.E. Køie, H. Dissing, S.E. Christiansen, and T.L. Wolff.

Unfortunately hardly any duplicate material was collected; the labelling was rather unsatisfactory for a period after S.-E. Sandermann Olsen left the expedition.



(1) T. Wolff: ‘The Noona Dan Expedition’ (Nature 198, 1963, p. 1044-1045); in Noona Dan Paper no 19.

Cf. also: ‘Chronological List of Localities in Noona Dan Paper No. 55’ (Dansk Bot. Ark. 25, no 2, 1967, p. 18-19 and maps 1-7).

(2) ‘Botanical Report of the Danish Noona Dan Expedition 1961-62 to The Philippines, The Bismarck Archipelago, and The Solomon Islands’ (Noona Dan Paper no 55 in Dansk Bot. Ark. 25, no 2, 1967, 88 pp., 27 fig.). For the list of numbers and localities see p. 19-20.

B.O. van Zanten: ‘Mosses of the Danish Noona Dan Expedition to the Philippines, Bismarck Archipelago and the British Solomon Islands’ (J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 31, 1968, p. 135-151).