Collecting localities




Wagner Jr, Warren Herbert


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


Born: 1920, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.



Studied zoology, attending Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1938-40, and the University of Pennsylvania, 1940-42, graduating (B.A.) in June 1942. Entered the U.S. Navy in July 1942, and became a flying officer, having duty in the Atlantic Fleet and in the Pacific Fleet, 1943-1946. In July 1946 he became a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Botany, University of California, Berkeley, California.

He is commemorated in Schizaea wagneri Selling.


Collecting localities:

1944. Admiralty Islands: Los Negros (Nov. 16-19).-1945. Philippines: Samar, Guinan (March 16-18); Admiralties: Los Negros, and eastern Manus Isl. (March 20 and May 11); expedition to the Admiralty Islands (Nov. 6-29): Los Negros (6-11, 15, 17, 21-22, 24, 27-29); Mantis; Lorengau (8-9, I1-12, 18, 20), Drangot River (14), Patusi (24), Watani River (25); Lou Isl. (13, 16); Tawi Isl. (24); Mount Tjajiak (Mt Dremsel Area, Manus, 25); New Guinea, Biak (Schouten Isls, Dec. 2-3); Philippines: Samar, Calicoan and Guinan (Dec. 5).



Botanical collections were made in the Philippines, Bismarck Archipelago, Solomons, New Guinea, Marianas, Ryukyus, Marshalls, and Hawaiian Islands, during 1944-46, jointly with D.F. Grether, while flying in the Pacific Area. Number series, 3200-4639, including collections of D.F. Grether (see there). First series deposited at Herb. Berkeley (Cal. [UC]). The collections are mainly pteridophytes,1 and often with numerous duplicates, distributed as follows: U.S. Nat. Herb. Wash. [US]; Nat. Hist. Mus. Dept of Agr. & Comm. Manila, P.I.; Herb. E.B. Copeland [PNH]; Bern. P. Bish. Mus. Honolulu [BISH]; Herb. Sydney [NSW]; Herb. Paris [P]; State Mus. Stockholm [S]; Univ. of Pennsylv. Herb. [PENN]; Univ. of Wisconsin Herb. [UWM]; Kew [K].



(1) W.H. Wagner Jr: ‘Ferns on Pacific Island coconut trees’ (Amer. Fern Journ. 35, 1945, p. 74-76); ‘Tree-climbing Gleichenias’ (l.c. 37, 1947, p. 90-95); with D.F. Grether: ‘Pteridophytes of the Admiralty Islands’ (Univ. of Calif. Publ. in Bot. 23, 1948, p. 17-109, pl. 5-25); with D.F. Grether: ‘Pteridophytes of Guam’ (Occ. Pap. Bern. P. Bish. Mus. 19, 1948, p. 25-99, 11 fig.).

O.H. Selling: ‘Two new species of Schizaea and their affinities’ (Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 40, 1946, p. 273-283).