Collecting localities


Biographical data


Wood, Geoffrey Howorth Spencer


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

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


Born: 1927, Vowchurch, Herefordshire, England. Died: May 6, 1957, Kuala Belait, N. Borneo.



Was educated in botany and forestry at Oxford University (M.A.) with 1st class honours in forestry (1952). After some years in Africa he was appointed Forest Botanist at Sandakan, Br. N. Borneo, in 1953, arriving there in 1954. His tragic untimely death was the result of burns received in an accident at a camp.

His main professional interest was in Dipterocarpaceae, his personal interest was also in mosses.


Collecting localities:

Br. N. Borneo. 1954. Kinabatangan Distr. (June); With J. Wyatt-Smith on the W. coast, including Kinabalu, Trus Madi and Beaufort areas (Aug.-Sept.).-1955. W. coast, Beaufort and Sipitang areas (May-June).-1957. Two-month collecting tour in Brunei (March-Apr.).



Herb. Sandakan [SAN], numbered in the postwar A series, and in the new series SAN nos.


biographical data:

Mal. For. 20, 1957, p. 121. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. 169th sess., 1958, p. 38-40; Gard. Bull. Sing. 17, 1960, p. 498-501.