Collecting localities



Semple, Noel Merson


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


Born: 1922, Preston, Vict., Australia.



Was educated at Melbourne University (B.S.); biochemist, Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, Melbourne. With a friend, L.T. Rayner, he spent a 6-week holiday in NE. New Guinea (July-Sept. 1953).


Collecting localities:

1953. Mand. Terr. of New Guinea: Mt Wilhelm, 67 miles SW from Madang, in open places above timberline, 11.000-15.000 ft (Aug. 5-8); Mt Gil(l)uwe (Aug. 23).



Herb. Melbourne [MEL]: fragmentary specimens, no dupl.; 38 from Mt Wilhelm, 8 different ones from Mt Gil(l)uwe, coll. by Semple & Rayner. The collection was made as a personal favour to Mr J.H. Willis of the National Herbarium of Victoria.