Collecting localities


Biographical data


Winters, Harold Franklin


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


Born: 1913, Nowata, Oklahoma, U.S.A.



Was educated at Oklahoma State University at Stillwater (B.Sc. horticulture 1940), at Ohio State University, Columbus (M.Sc. horticulture 1942); graduate studies in Botany at the University of Maryland, College Park (1962-67). Assistant Orchard and Nursery Inspector for State of Oklahoma (1942-43); Horticulturist, Fed. Exp. Station U.S. Dept of Agric., Mayaguez, Puerto Rico (1943-56); from 1956 with the New Crops Research Branch, Plant Science Div., Agric. Research Service, U.S. Dept of Agric., Beltsville, Maryland.

During the New Guinea Expedition 1970 he was assisted by Dr Joseph J. Higgins (see there), collecting materials of possible ornamental value. The expedition was sponsored jointly by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Dept of Agric. and Longwood Gardens, Kenneth Square, Pennsylvania.


Collecting localities:

1970. Australian New Guinea. Travelling by way of Hawaii, New Caledonia, and Brisbane, to Lae (Jan. 17-18); at Wau, Mt Kaindi, Edie Creek, Meri Creek (19-22); Patep village (24-26); Aiyura and Kassam Pass (Feb. 2-5); Markham River Valley near Lae (9-11); Mindik and Oreganum villages, Huon Peninsula (12-17); Botanic Garden Lae (19-24); Goroka (26-27); Chimbu country near Kundiawa, Mt. Ekuam and Mt Hagen (Mar. 6); Mt Hagen area, Mt Kum, Baiyer R., Wabag Rd and Wahgi Valley (7-13); Lae (14-21); Port Moresby area, Brown R., Rouna Falls and Sogeri (22-31). Philippines, Luzon: Mt Makiling and cultivated plants from Univ. of the Philippines (Apr. 2-5); Bot. Garden Singapore (7); visit to the Institute for Horticultural Research at Djakarta, and the Botanic Gardens at Bogor and Tjibodas, in W. Java, Indonesia (9-13).



A new series, Winters & Higgins, was started, 873 nos, amongst which several Ericaceae. Rhododendron species identified by Dr H. Sleumer. In Herb. U.S. Nat. Arbor. Wash. [NA]; dupl. of Ericaceae in Herb. Leiden [L].


biographical data:

Amer. Men of Science 11th ed. vol. 6, 1967, p. 5923.