Collecting localities


Biographical data


Wakefield, Norman Arthur


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

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


Born: 1918, Romsay, Vict., Australia. Died: 1972, near Melbourne, Vict., Australia.



Was educated at Scotch College, Melbourne and the University of Melbourne; primary schoolteacher in Victorian Education Department. He collected in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands during his period of service with the Australian army.

He worked on the flora of Victoria. 


Collecting localities:

Aug. 1943-July 1945. Papua: Laloki River valley, E of Port Moresby, from sea-level to c. 1000 m alt.; Mand. Terr. New Guinea: at low elevations in the Lae-Nadzab area of the Markham Valley; Solomon Islands: low SW. part of Bougainville; Treasury Group: Stirling Island.



1st Set in Herb. Brit. Mus. [BM], about 800 specimens, covering c. 300 species of Pteridophyta. In due time a complete set will be placed in Herb. Melbourne [MEL], and some dupl. at Brisbane [BRI] and Florence [FI].


biographical data:

Vict. Natur. 90, 1973, p. 103-105.