Plant Collectors of Papua New Guinea

Full name: Mr James Reginald Croft
Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian National Herbarium 1994 -
Australian National Botranic Gardens 1988 -
Papua New Guinea National Herbarium 1973 - 1988
Born 28 May 1951 at Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duties: Botanist, Collector
1954: Parents moved to the then Territory of Papua New Guinea. Attended Ela Beach Primary School, Port Moresby. Returned to Australia in 1960.

Acianthus croftianus P.Kores, Lindleyana 6(3): 168 (1991)
Ctenitis croftii Holttum, Blumea 31(1): 26 (1985)
Cyathea croftii Holttum, Kew Bull., 37(3): 387 (1982)
Pantlingia croftiana (Kores) A.Schuiteman, Blumea 39(1-2): 236 (1994)
Plesioneuron croftii Holttum, Fl. Males., Ser. 2, 1(5): 411 (1982)
Psychotria croftiana S.H.Sohmer, Bishop Mus. Bull. Bot., 1: 73 (1988)
Stigmatodactylus croftianus (Kores) P.Kores, Novon 2(3): 212 (1992)
Tectaria croftii Holttum, Blumea 35(2): 548 (1991)
Weinmannia croftii H.C.Hopkins, Adansonia 20(1): 76 (1998)

Collection Localities:

1973: May-June: New Britain: September-October: Central: Efogi-Lake Myola; December: Southern Highlands: Mt Giluwe;

1974: January-February: Southern Highlands: Mt Giluwe; March-April: Gulf: Baimuru-Kerema; June-August: Central: Mt Albert-Edward, Mt Victoria and Lake Myola (with Lyn Craven - CANB and Geoff Hope - ANU; September-October: New Ireland: New Ireland and New Hanover; November: Southern Highlands: Mt Giluwe;

1975: March-June: West Sepik: Star Mountains (with Bill Baker - LAE; Lyn Craven - CANB; Geoff Hope - ANU; Andries Touw and Jan-Frits Veldkamp - both L); August-September: Eastern Highlands: Mt Piora (with Geoff Wood, Graham Pattison and Martin Sands - all K); September-October New Ireland: Hans Meyer Range (with Geoff Wood, Graham Pattison and Martin Sands - all K);

1976: May: Madang: Usino; July-August: Morobe: Natter Bay and Huon Peninsula; November-December: Papuan Islands: Fergusson Island and Normanby Island;

1977February: Madang: Bongu; February-May: Morobe: Wau-Bulolo; Eastern Highlands: November-December: Papuan Islands: Fergusson Island, Normanby Island, Goodenough Island;

1979: January: Southern Highlands: Mt Giluwe; March: Papuan Islands: Misima, Sudest and Rossel Islands; November-December: Western: Nomad, Strickland and Fly rivers;

1981: March: Manus: Admiralty Islands;

1982: August-September: West Sepik: Vamino and Bewani Mountains ;

1983: October: Morobe: Wau-Bulolo;

1984: October: New Ireland: Lelet Plateau and Lihir Island;

1986 August: Southern Highlands: Mt Bosavi

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