Plant Collectors of Papua New Guinea

Full name: Royal Pullen
CSIRO Divisionof Land Research and Regional Survey 1956 - 1972
Born 1925 at Artarmon, Sydney, Australia
Died 08 Feb 2009 at Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia
Duties: Botanist, Collector

Became interested in entomology when young. Post-WWII transferred interest to botany while studying for an Agricultural Science degree at University of New England. Subsequently lived in Sydney and botanised around Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

1956-1972 with CSIRO Division of Land Research and Regional Survey as a botanical collector on Papua and New Guinea land surveys.Transferred to CSIRO Plant Industry Herbarium as Assistant Curator to Nancy Burbidge. Then became CSIRO Plant Introduction and Quarantine Officer, based at Plant Industry.

1986 retired from CSIRO.

1990 left Canberra, moved to Port Macquarie NSW. (Source ANBG 2009)

Collection localities:1956: Central/Western Highlands (including Mt Wilhelm); 1957: Central/Western Highlands (southern Mt Wilhelm massif); 1958: Lower Ramu River - Atitau; 1959: Wewak, Sepik River, Prince Albert Range; 1961 (26/06-23/09): Southern Highlands (Wabag, Tari); 1962 (1/07-6/10): Port Moresby, Kairuku; 1963 (25/06-11/09): Western Highlands (Kubor Range); leader of joint CSIRO-Rijksherbarium expedition; 1964: Northern District (Managalase); 1964: Eastern Madang District, Finisterre Range (joint British Museum-University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne expedition); 1966: Gulf District; 1967 (April-May): Port Moresby; 1967 (July-?): Western District (Fly River); 1969: Owen Stanley Range, Popondetta, Mt Lamington; 1972 (June-July): East Papua (Mount Suckling).

Papua New Guinea Herbarium National Herbarium of NSW
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