Collecting localities



Biographical data


Strugnell, Edmund Jardine


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

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


Born: 1903, London, England.



B.Sci. in Forestry in Edinburgh University; joined the Forest Department Malay Peninsula in 1924. In 1934 temporarily in charge of the Forest Research Institute, Kepong; now Asst Director of the Department of Forestry in the Mal. Peninsula. In May 1953 appointed Deputy Director; in 1954 he retired and migrated to Australia.


Collecting localities:

Malay Peninsula: ascent of G. Benom from Raub (May 1930, a first attempt was made in Sept. 1929!);1 Cameron Highlands and down to the Tenom Valley, accompanied by a plant collector of Singapore (Aug.); Dindings (1931); Rantau Panjang in Selangor (19..). He collected throughout the Federated Malay States.

In later years he evidently made trips to G. Tahan, G. Chahang, and G. Bubu.4

In Sumatra he visited Bengkalis (Nov. 1929), Deli and Atjeh (Jan. 1930),2 and possibly the swamps of the East Coast in 1934 or 1935 again.3



He numbered in the Conservator of Forests (C.F.) (see there) series of the For. Res. Inst. at Kepong. Material probably both in Herb. Kuala Lump. [KEP] and Singapore [SING]; dupl. in Herb. Edinburgh [E].



(1) E.J. Strugnell & W.S. Wilbourn: ‘An ascent of Gunong Benom from Raub’ (Journ. Mal. Br. Roy. As. Soc. 9, 1931, p. 15-27; incl. list of herb. specimens).

(2) E.J. Strugnell: ‘A report on the swamp forests of the East Coast of Sumatra’ (typescript in For. Res. Inst. Buitenzorg).

(3) E.J. Strugnell: ‘Across Sumatra by car’ (Malayan Forester 4, 1935, p. 172-176).

(4) cf. Malayan Forester vol. 6, p. 131; l.c. 11, p. 28 and 85.


biographical data:

Mal. For. 18, 1955, p. 2-3, with portr.