Collecting localities




Whitford, Harry Nichols


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

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


Born: 1872, Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A. Died: 1941, Bronxville, New York, U.S.A.



From 1904-12 collector and Forester of the Bureau of Forestry, Manila, P.I.; later employed by the Rubber Manufacturer’s Association at New York.

Author of some sylvicultural papers.1

Several plants were named after him (cf. Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936).


Collecting localities:

Philippines, 1903-12. Luzon: Prov. of Bataan, Lamao Forest Reserve (Apr.-July 1904; Dec. 1904-May 1905; Sept. 1905), Mt Mariveles, Lamao River, etc.;2 Tayabas Prov.; Mindoro (March 1, 1906)-Negros (May 1906); and probably in several other localities.



Herb. Manila [PNH]; dupl. in Herb. Berl. [B], Herb. Leiden [L]. He partly used private numbers, but numbered in the F.B. series (see sub Forestry Bureau, Manila) too; in the latter together with Hutchinson (see there). In the years 1903/04, 537 nos from Bataan Prov. (Luzon) were presented to Manila [PNH]; in 1904/05, 892 nos were brought together in the Lamao Forest Reserve.3



(1) H.N. Whitford: ‘Studies in the vegetation of the Philippines. I. The composition and volume of the Dipterocarp forests of the Philippines’ (Philip. Journ. Sci. C. Bot. 4, 1909, p. 699-723, 7 pl.); ‘The forests of the Philippines’ (Philip. Bur. For. Bull. 101, 1911, p. 1-94, pl. 1-28, map; 102, 1911, p. 1-113, pl. 1-103).

(2) H.N. Whitford: ‘The vegetation of the Lamao Forest Reserve’ I-II (Philip. Journ. Sci. C. Bot. 1906, p. 37331, 637-682, pl. 1-45, 1 map).

(3) Elaborated by E.D. Merrill in ‘The flora of the Lamao Forest Reserve’ (Philip. Journ. Sci. C. Bot. 1, 1906, Suppl. p. 1-141).