Biographical data


Ritchie, John W.


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


Born: 1871, Sparta, Illinois, U.S.A.



From 1902-07 a schoolteacher in the Philippines; in 1933 a resident of Yonkers (New York), attached to the World Book Company.

Bruguiera ritchiei Merr. was named after him.



He brought together important botanical collections, chiefly in Tayabas Prov., Luzon; at least partly numbered in the F.B. series (cf. sub Forestry Bureau, Manila). In 1903-04, 24 nos from Guimaras Isl. were presented to Herb. Manila [PNH].


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.