Collecting localities



Walker, Trevor George


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


Born: 1927, York, England.



Educated at Leeds University, B.Sc. Hons Botany (1952), Ph.D. (1956). From 1956-59 Temporary Assistant Lecturer in Botany, Leeds University, and in this period 1 year at the University of the West Indies as an Exchange Lecturer; since 1959 Lecturer in Botany, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

He made expeditions to Ceylon (1954), Jamaica (1958, 1962, 1963), Trinidad (1963, 1966) and to New Guinea (see below).

He collected material for cytological, anatomical and evolutionary studies on tropical ferns.


Collecting localities:

East New Guinea. 1964-65. With the British Museum-Newcastle upon Tyne Expedition. For foot patrol into Finisterre Mts see itinerary and literature under C.D. Sayers, and A.C. Jermy. In 1965 around Lae, in the Herzog Mts, Eastern Highlands District, at Keglsugl and Mt Wilhelm. During 3 weeks (from Feb. 21) attached to a Forest Dept Survey in southern New Britain.



Mainly ferns, nos T 7414-10285 from New Guinea and New Britain (T 10014-10285) in Herb. Newcastle [NCE]; dupl. will be distributed to various herbaria. Many living plants sent back to England for study.