Collecting localities




Teruya, Z.


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

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



A resident of Singapore, Secretary of the Japanese Planters Association from c. 1924-40. Author of semi-popular works in Japanese on Malayan plants, intended for planters.


Collecting localities:

1924→. In the Malay Peninsula, specially in Johore. In the Malay Archipelago he visited: Sumatra West Coast (Sept. 1929); N. Celebes (1931): Mongondow (March 28), Mt Aga in the Minahassa (Apr. 4); SW. Celebes: Pangkadjene (May 8). According to Mr Holltum he collected in Borneo too, near Japanese rubber estates.



At least partly in Herb. Sing. [SING] (pres. 1924). Owner of a private herbarium of phanerogams and ferns; in 1937 his numbering was up to c. 3000. He certainly sent also material to Japan.1

In 1935 a collection of his was identified at Buitenzorg at the request of Singapore.

During World War II he deposited his private herbarium in Herb. Sing. [SING] where it is still at this moment (1947), awaiting the decision of the British Government whether it will be given back or not.

Also specimens in Kyoto Herb. Fac. Science [KYO].



(1) cf. R. Kanehira: ‘A contribution to our knowledge of Pandanus of the Malay Peninsula and Borneo’ (Journ. Jap. Bot. 14, 1938, p. 429-438, 10 fig.).