Collecting localities




Reid, John Alexander


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

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


Born: 1915, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England.



Was educated at London University (B.Sc. 1938, D.Sc. 1956); Research Student in entomology at the Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur 1940; Entomologist at the same institute since 1947. His interest in botany was raised whilst a p.o.w. in Singapore.

Author of some papers1 in the Malayan Nature Journal.


Collecting localities:

Malaya. Mostly near Kuala Lumpur, Selangor.



Herb. Sing. [SING]: some ten plants, new locality records, and first or early records of introduced weeds.



(1) J.A. Reid: ‘Klang Gates and Bukit Takun: Reflections of an amateur botanist’ (Mal. Nat. J. 5, 1951, p. 109-123, 6 fig.); ‘Our changing Flora’ (ibid. 9, 1954, p. 84-86); ‘Plants of the quartz ridges’ (ibid. 14, 1959, p. 22-31, 2 photogr., map).