Collecting localities






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

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



A brother of Robert Wight (the latter since 1819 surgeon in the employ of the Madras Settlement, from 1826-28 Superintendent of the Botanic Garden at Madras).1 He visited Malacca ( ? Mt Ophir, somewhat later than 1818)2 and collected a few plants for R. Wight; cf. also sub Daud.

[Vol. 5:] It seems improbable that this collector is identical with the brother of R. Wight (cf. Cyclopaedia Fl. Mal. vol. 1), as the Singapore Herbarium was not existent at that time. 


Collecting localities:

Payena leerii (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kurz coll. s.n. at Sambas, W. Borneo.



In Herb. R. Wight = Kew [K]. Many dupl. of Herb. Wight in Herb. Decand. & Deless. (Geneva [G]), de Franqueville (Paris [P]), Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. [E], Linn. Soc. Lond. [LINN], Munich [M], Bot. Gard. St Petersb. (= Leningrad [LE]), Acad. Sci. ditto, Baron Zschock (Austria, ex Herb. Nees) [GZU], Leitgeb (Graz) [GZU], Vienna [W], Bot. Gard. Zürich.

Presumably the above list has to be replaced with the text in Vol. 5: Herb. Sing. [SING].



(1) For further biographical data of Robert Wight see Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.

(2) cf. Burkill in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 4, 1927, p. 134 and 185.