Collecting localities




Santos, José Vera


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

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

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


Born: 1908, Pulilan, Bulacan Prov., Luzon, P.I.



Botanist, educated in the University of the Philippines (M.Sc. 1934), and at Michigan University (Ph.D. 1946); from 1934-37 Assistant Instructor in Botany at the U.P., from 1938-46 in Michigan as Partial Fellow of the U.P. and Research Assistant in the Botanical Gardens, Univ. Michigan, from 1947-55 Assistant Professor of Botany in the U.P., and from Nov. 1955 onwards Associate Professor and Head of the Botany Department there. Retired in February 1973 and plans to accomplish his projects on botanical research.

His main interest is grasses.

Author of ‘New grasses from the Philippines and S. India’ (Journ. Wash. Acad. Sci. 33, 1933, p. 135-140).


Collecting localities:

Philippine Islands (arranged from N to S, recorded to Feb. 20, 1956). Batanes, Batan Isl. 1955: at Basco and Manatao; Babuyan Islands, Dalupiri Isl.-Luzon. Cagayan Prov.: Solana; Ilocos Norte: Laoag; Mountain Prov., Bontoc Sub-prov.:1 Mt Polis, Besao, Sagada, Baguio-Bontoc Road; Mountain Prov., Benguet Sub-prov.:1 Ambuklao, Baguio City, Mt Santo Tomas, Kennon Road; Ilocos Sur: Angaki, Mt Tirad, Concepcion; Isabela Prov.: Reina Mercedes, Cauayan; Quezon Prov.: Baler; Nueva Ecija: Bongabong; Zambales: Binagbag, Sta Cruz, Hermana Mayor Isl., Iba; Bulacan: Pulilan; Rizal: Montalban, Quezon City, Malabon, Muntinlupa, Manila (Ermita, Pandacan); Laguna: Calamba, Los Baños.-Mindoro Or.: Puerto Galera, Calapan; Panay, Iloilo: Barotac Nuevo, Iloiloi City; Guimaras Isl.: Buenavista; Negros Occ.: La Carlota; Bohol: Ubay (Dec. 1955-Jan. 1956).-Mindanao. Misamis Or.: Cagayan de Oro; Bukidnon: Del Monte, Tungkulan, Malaybalay, Maramag; Zamboanga: Zamboanga City; Basilan: Basilan City; Cotabato: Buluan, Marbel.-Sulu Prov.: Keenapusan Isl., Cagayan Sulu Isl., Muligi Isl., Mambahenauhan Isl., Turtle Islands (Boaan Isl., Langaan Isl., Great Bakkungan, Taganak Isl., Baguan).

A no 397, Phonbago zeylanica, was collected by him in Batangas Prov., Luzon, P.I.



Postwar collections, incl. many grasses, in Herb. Univ. Philip. [PUH]; dupl. in Leiden [L], and eventually in Philip. Nat. Herb. [PNH] (Manila); dupl. in Gray Herb., Cambr. (Mass.) [GH], U.S. Nat. Herb. Wash. [US], Univ. Michig. [MICH], and Herb. Arn. Arb. [A].

Philippine collections made before World War II were lost in fire, except the dupl. set in Univ. Michig. Herb. [MICH]. During his stay in the New World, he collected at Michigan and in Central America.

In Feb. 1956 his collections amounted to 6430 nos.



(1) J.V. Santos: ‘Post-Congress tour of Benguet and Bontoc’ (Proc. 8th Pac. Sc. Congr. Manila 1, 1955, p. 348-355).