website Malesian Plant Collectors

Jim Croft jrc at ANBG.GOV.AU
Fri Sep 9 10:11:04 CDT 2005

Thanks Peter - it is really great to see this valuable resource on-line.

It helps us with entries in our own botanists database:

The Cyclopaedia is a valuable historical document, but the entries are a
bit old now for some living botanists and a number of recent collectors
are obviously not going to be in it.

Do you have plans for its ongoing update and maintenance?  Would you
like people to send additions, corrections and additional material?



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Subject: website Malesian Plant Collectors


Plant Collectors in Malesia (Malay Archipelago)

A very handy source of information about the more historic plant
collections is and was always the Cyclopaedia of Collectors, edited by
van Steenis-Kruseman and published in the Flora Malesiana series 1, part
5 and 8.

The data are now digitally available per collector, whereby the data of
different parts are combined: (mind the double a in nationaal)

The menu offers two search options. The quick search might be a bit
especially after typing the first character, because it searches for
strings, for any collector name comprising that character. This allows
searches even if only part of a name can be read. The second search
is via an alphabet.

The treatments per author contain his last name, first name(s), and if
present date and place of birth and death, Flora Malesiana sources,
collection trips, places where collections are housed, literature
references, bibliography and a portrait gallery with pictures of the
person, handwriting and signature. The part about the collections
the herbarium abbreviations and a press on the red IH key allows you to
search Index Herbariorum for the address and full name of the institute.

Another handy item is that once a collector is found and the collection
site is not completely readable, then use of Ctrl-F allows for a string

The portrait gallery is still under construction for most collectors and
hereby urgently ask you that if you have pictures of persons then please
send them to me, either as photo or as digital file.

Have fun,


Peter C. van Welzen

Nationaal Herbarium Nederland - Leiden Universiteit Branch
visiting address: Einsteinweg 2
mail address: P.O. Box 9514
2300 RA  Leiden
The Netherlands
tel.: -31 (0)71 527 3571
fax: -31 (0)71 527 3511
email: Welzen at
webpage Malesian Euphorbiacae:
webpage Thai Euphorbiaceae:

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