Collecting localities



Biographical data


Beccari, Odoardo


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

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 1: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Addenda & Corrigenda)

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

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


Born: 1843, Florence, Italy. Died: 1920, Florence, Italy.



Whose interest in nature was stimulated by Ignazio Mezzetti, studied at the universities of Pisa and Bologna (Dr Sci. 1864) and spent some time in London (Kew). He travelled for many years, principally in the Dutch East Indies and adjacent territories. When back in Italy in 1876, he was appointed Director of the Botanic Garden and the Herbarium at Florence; in the 2 following years he made his final journey to the tropics and specially to Australia and New Zealand, afterwards devoting himself to the study of his collections, specially of palms, at Florence.

He was the founder of the ‘Nuovo Giornale Botanico Italiano’, and the author of numerous publications, including taxonomical papers.11

He is commemorated in many plant names. In the Botanic Gardens of Singapore a small avenue was made with palms described by Beccari as a memorial to this great naturalist.


Collecting localities:













Borneo expeditions.1 1865. In April sailing with his friend the marquis G. Doria via Ceylon, P. Penang and Singapore to Borneo, Sarawak: Kuching (June 19), exploring neighbourhood of, and towards Mat(t)ang; up the Batang-Lupar (Sept.), Simanggan, Undup, and back at Kuching (Sept. 13); Serambo Hill (Nov.), G. Skunyet; Mt Mat(t)ang (leaving Kuching Nov. I3th ,via Siul, staying till the 19th); mission of Quop (Nov.).-1866. In Jan. via Salak, the trusan of Mat(t)ang, summit Nit Mat(t)ang (22); March accompanying Doria to Singapore, remaining nearly to the end of the month (D. returning to Europe), passing a week atWoodlands on Johore Straits; Sarawak: Mat(t)ang; in June proceeding to Sibu; July leaving Mat(t)ang for exploring G. Santubong (20); Isl. of Satang (23); Mt Poe (= Poi) (Aug. 16 reaching the summit); via Sadomak returning to Kuching; Mat(t)ang (Sept. and part of Oct.); Buntal, Kuching; middle of Nov. starting to the upper waters of the Sarawak River, Tappo Kakas, G. Wa (Nov. 19), Pankalan Ampat, Senna (23), G. Braam, Koom (26), Kuching; Mat(t)ang (Dec.).-1867. Around Kuching (Jan.); arranging and packing collections (Febr.); in March visiting Lobang Angin, ascending Pininjau (6), Kuching; leaving by gunboat ‘Heartsease’ (March 17) via the Batang Lupar to Lingga, Marop and neighbourhood, e.g. G. Tiang Laju (Apr.); May 7th starting for the Kapuas Lakes in Dutch West Borneo: via Benda, Kantu (= Sg. Kantoe), Grogo, Segrat (May 14), Sg. Umpanang (= Empenang), Danau Lamadjan (= Seriang), Bt Lampei and back to Sarawak: Marop (arrival May 22); arranging collections at Kuching; leaving Kuching (June 13), bound for Tanjong Datu, via Santubong, Pulo Sampadien, Samatan; Samattang, ascending the Lundu River (22); Santubong, Kuching; Singhi Hill, July 9 returning to Kuching; Santubong (27-29); embarking (Aug. 4) for Labuan and Brunei: Labuan (8); Brunei (9-11); Sarawak: Bintulu (12) and trips in the neighbourhood, e.g. Tanjong Silei; Kayan country, Tubao; down the river Bintulu (29); Fort Bintulu (31); fruitless attempt to reach the Tinjar, only coming as far as Tubao; renewed attempt on Sept. 15 via Labbang (17), ascending the Tubao, Tunei and on foot across the watershed of the Bintulu and the Baloi (= Rejang), the Bellaga, down the Rejang, Dyak country, Sibu (Oct. 1); down the Igan (5), mouth of the latter and the beach (8) ; returning to Sibu (9) (stay there, 13-18); ascending the Rejang (19); Pulo Kaladi, entering the Kanowit; entering the Entabei (24), the 27th starting overland, the Sakarrang, Ruma Sale, entering the Batang Lupar (31) and reaching Simanggan; Nov. 8 return to Kuching via Lingga, Bunting (11th on G. Lingga = G. Lessong), continuing the ascent of the Lingga River (15), Sumundjang Valley, Sumundjang, Samarahan, Kuching (20).-1868. In Jan. starting for Busso, Grogo, Paku; to Singapore (Jan. 20), homeward bound.-1870. In Abessynia (Eritrea) (Febr.-Oct.).-1872. Sailing in the end of Nov. 1871 with Count L.M. d’Albertis (see there) to New Guinea etc.2: Singapore (Jan. 18 or 20, probably the latter), sailing from there on the 26th to W. Java: Batavia (28-29), Buitenzorg (Jan. 30-Febr. 2); trip via Megamendoeng, Poentjak, Telaga Warna to Sindanglaja (Febr. 3); G. Gedeh (Tjibodas, Tjibeureum), Warme bronnen (hot springs), Kandang Badak (4); back to Buitenzorg (5); Batavia (7-9); Soerabaja (14-20) and via SW. Celebes: Makassar (22-24), Flores and Timor (28-29, resp. Koepang and Dilly), to the Moluccas: Banda (March 3), Ambon (7), trip to Ceram (Wahai, 11-14) and back via Boeroe (Kajeli) and Manipa (15), Ambon (16-20), Ges(s)er (25), Goram (Apr. 2-3) and Dutch West New Guinea: Cape Bair (= Baik) and neighbourhood (8); islands near the coast of W. New Guinea (10-22): P. Karas, P. Faor, P. Pandjang, landing at Kapaor and Papua Onin; Batanta (26-28) and Salawati: Samaté (29); P. Dom, Sorong (29) and the opposite mainland (Ramoi), sailing some times to and fro; sailing (July 15) for Doré; Dorei Hum (16), Bani (18), Amberbakin (23), P. Mansinam (Aug. 2-5); Andai (Aug. 6-Sept. 25); Putat (Sept. 28-Oct. 9); Andai; departure from Mansinam (Nov. 6); W of Amberkaki (9-11), Sorong (15-21) and Nov. 22 sailing for the Moluccas: Ceram (Wahai, 30); P. Tugio (= Toedjoeh) near Ceram (Dec.); Ambon (Dec. 6-Febr. 7, 1873), visiting Saparoea (± Dec. 14), ascending the Salhutu (Dec. 28) and visit to Batu Gadja (Jan. 11, 1873).-1873. For Jan./Febr. see before; sailing (Febr. 8) via Ges(s)er and Kilwarit (12-18) to the Aru Islands:3 Dobo (22), Manumbai (25), Dobo (28); to Vokam (= P. Wokam) (29); Apr. 19 sailing for Dobo again; P. Wamar; to Giabu-lengan (E of Wokam) (21); to Wokam (May 25); Dobo (June 4), the following day sailing for Trangan and after a journey marked by vicissitudes ashore on Maikoor (11-13); Lutor (25; evidently situated in W. Trangan, cf. map Beccari) and back to Wokam via Maikoor (26) and P. Babi (27); sailing (July 6) for the Kei (= Kai) Islands: run aground in Groot-Kei (= Noehoetjoet) (8); Keibandan (11); Tual (Aug. 19-end of Sept.); Dulan (Oct. 1-3), sailing the 4th via P. Manavolka (= Manawoka, Gorong Group), Keffing (E. Ceram), Amahai (S. Ceram, 19), Haroekoe, to Ambon (staying Oct. 23 Nov. 4); Buru (7), Ternate (8); N. Celebes: Kema (Nov. 10-11, small trips, toll. Myrmecodia selebica Becc.); Gorontalo (12-14, lake Limboto!); SW. Celebes: Makassar (Nov. 18-Febr. 6, 1874).-1874. For Jan.-Febr. see before; Febr. 6 sailing by bark via P. Kobaina (= P. Kabaena) (13) and P. Moena (14), through Boeton Strait, P. Tciampada (19-20) and ashore in SE. Celebes: Kendari (23),4 exploring the environs, e.g. some times at Lepo-lepo, visiting P. Wawo-sundi (May 15-16), P. Bokori (17), near Sampara Bay, etc.; Aug. 12 sailing in the ‘Sumatra’ to SW. Celebes: Bonthain (13), Makassar (Aug. 14-31); via Bali (Boeleleng, Sept. 3) to Java: Soerabaja (4), Semarang, Solo, Djokja, making some trips in W. Java: Tjipanas, Tjibodas (G. Gedeh) (26), Tjibeureum (30), G. Gedeh-Pangrango (Oct. 5); Batavia (7-14); Soerabaja again (19-21); via Makassar (SW. Celebes), Bima (G. Tambora) and Timor (Koepang, ashore on the 31 st) to the Moluccas: Ternate (arrival Nov. 11, the 24th on the Pick); Ambon (Dec. 7-Jan. 21,1875).-1875.2 For Jan. see before; on the 22nd sailing for Dutch West New Guinea: Samaté (Salawati) (Jan. 30 or 31), Sorong (Febr. 1), starting to Ramoi on the 3rd; Sorong (10-13); to Dore Hum Bay (14); trip to Mt Morait (17); Dore-Hum-Has (somewhat east of the first), staying in the neighbourhood until March 1, discovering river Wa(r) Samson and then back to Sorong; Waigeo(e) (Wakre, March 5-14); by proa to Doré on Geelvink Bay (16), Mo(e)mi (20), Warbusi (March 23-Apr. 1), arriving at An sus on Jobi (= Japen) (4), Mios Noem (29); Korido in Soepiori (Schouten Isls) (May 6-24) (to Sowek = Sawek on May 18th), P. Manim (26-31); Doré (June 2); Andai (14), starting the 16th for an exploration of the Arfak Mts,5 Hattam (June 20-July 12); Andai (13) and proceeding to Mansinam (-18), Salawati (21-22), Batanta (23 or 25-27), P. Koffiao (= Kofiau) (29); Ternate (Aug. 4, staying 3 months).-3rd Voyage to Dutch New Guinea in the ‘Soerabaja’.6 embarking at Ternate (Nov. 11, 1875); P. Bam (14); Salawati, Samaté (14-16); Bay of Doré (19-20), Bay of Ansus on Japen (22-23), Doré (25-29), Andai (30), Mom (Dec. 1), Warbusi Bay (2), Mios Waar (3-4), P. Roon (5-6), Wandamèn Bay (7-9), S. coast of Japen (11-13), P. Kurudu (14-15), Humboldt Bay (18-21; the 19th B. collected an Acacia, a Proteacea, Casuarina, and Leptospermum), Gulf of Tanah-Merah (22), N. coast Japen (24-26), Andai (27), Bay of Doré (Dec. 29-Jan. 7, 1876).-1876. For the first days of Jan. see before; P. Saunèk Bondé, S of Waigeo (Jan. 10-12); Misool, N. coast (14-15) and S. coast (16-17); SW. New Guinea: Gulf of MacCluer (19-23) and via Ges(s)er to Ambon (arrival 29). B. debarked in this island, went to Ternate and according to Wichmann7 sailed for Java on March 13, homeward bound; Beccari himself mentions the 12th as the exact date; back at Florence (June 19). Warburg in his Myristicaceae monograph refers to a plant collected in July 1876 in Ceram; this agrees with the statement of Burkill,8 that Beccari went back to Italy not before July 1876, we doubt however the reliability of the latter references.-1877. Embarking at Genoa (Oct. 14) with Capt. Count Enrico A. d’Albertis (not L. M.!); Bombay, crossing the peninsula from Lahore to Calcutta; Singapore; NW. Borneo, Sarawak: Kuching (Dec. 31, staying some days).-1878. First days of the year see before; Singapore and after Apr. 16 proceeding to Australia (getting acquainted with F. von Mueller), Tasmania and New Zealand; in May ? in Ambon and Ceram; according to Burkill,8 Beccari parted from E.A. d’Albertis at Batavia (act. to Beccari Jr at Singapore!), stayed for 2 weeks at Buitenzorg (W. Java) and started alone for a final exploration in southern Sumatra (the latter statement is incorrect, Beccari was mainly in Sumatra West Coast). Voyage to Sumatra:9 sailing from Batavia (May 28); Bencoolen (S. Sumatra, 30); W. Sumatra: P. Pisang, Padang (31); visiting G. Monguiet (= probably monjet, Apenberg); from Padang (June 4) to Padang Pandjang (5); first trip to the Singgalang (8), where he had a but built; making headquarters there (11); trip to the summit of G. Singgalang (17-19); stay at Ajer Mantjo(e)r (364 m alt.), collecting Amorphophallus titanum (Aug. 5) and Rafflesia arnoldi; Kaju Tanam (Sept. 5-20), Padang (Sept. 21-Oct. 4); from Pandialman (= Pariaman) to Sungei Balu, Fort de Kock (5), Kota Baru, Matua, Pajakumbo (7), Hubabang, Balu, Fort v.d. Capellen (l0), Lake Singkarak (11), Solok (12), Ajer Bontuku, Padang (back Oct. 13; this trip was no collecting trip, but made with the intention to study the important cultures); embarking (Oct. 22); short time at Bencoolen (S. Sumatra); Bangkok (Nov. 10); back at Florence in Italy (Dec. 28). Though some plants of his are cited from Palembang10 there is no evidence of him ever having been there.



Herb. Florence [FI, not on loan]; duplicates elsewhere, viz in Herb. Kew [K]: Borneo, Sumatra, Ind. Archipelago, Abessynia, 1872-88, 3428 nos; Herb. Vienna [W]: Borneo, 505 nos; Herb. Berl. [B]: mosses from Borneo (1865), New Guinea plants (princ. Arfak Mts 1872, 1875) 74 nos, Java (1872, 1875) 74 nos, Aroe Islands (1873), Sumatra (1878), Borneo (1865-68), extensive collection, Singapore, etc.; Herb. Munich [M]; Herb. Decand. (Geneva [G]): Borneo, 1134 nos; Herb. Card. de Haynald (= Budapest [BP]) from New Guinea; Herb. Lindemann (U.S.S.R. [LECB]) 11 nos; Herb. Bog. [BO]: some H.B. nos; Herb. Bot. Gard. Petersburg (= Leningrad [LE]) (760); Herb. Leiden [L] (several); in Herb. Brit. Mus. [BM]: 642 nos from Abessynia and Malesia; Herb. Paris  [P] (Borneo plants e.g. with Herb. Pierre); Herb. v. Heurck (= Antwerp [AWH]): Borneo dupl.; Melbourne [MEL]; Stockholm [S]; Copenhagen [C]: Borneo.

The Borneo collection consists of 20.000 specimens representing 3300 phanerogams, 800 fruits in spirit and wood samples. Beccari says in his ‘Wanderings, etc. (cf. l.c. p. 104, note 2): ‘To every plant I collected in Borneo I attached a number corresponding to a catalogue, kept regularly, to which I added notes from time to time. These numbers are attached to all the samples of Bornean plants in my herbarium, or which have been distributed to the herbaria of Kew, Paris, St Petersburg, Vienna, and others. It is for this reason that here, in mentioning a plant, I also give its number the initials P.B. (Plantae Beccarianae)’. From his herbarium at Florence it is clear that he evidently later altered his intention, probably after having extended his expeditions to other Indonesian islands. In fact P.B. nos were exclusively given to Borneo plants, P.S. nos to those from Sumatra, and P.P. nos to Papuan plants, the initials standing respectively for ‘Piante bornensi’, ‘Piante sumatrane’, and ‘Piante papuane’. In recent years a paper was published on his herbarium, including a list of Malaysian sea-grasses he collected.13 A copy of a compiled number list of his phanerogamic herbarium is present at Florence [FI], Leiden [L], Bogor [BO], and in the Arnold Arboretum [A] (Jamaica Pl.).

Besides his own publications,11 a lot of articles dealing with his collections were written by various authors.12

In Hort. Bog.: some living plants from New Guinea (e.g. Araucaria) (pres. 1876) and several from Sumatra (1878).

Though his chief interest was plants, he brought back large collections of animals, human skulls, and ethnographical objects; the zoological collections are in the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Genoa, the anthropological and ethnological in the Univers. of Florence.

In Sumatra (1878) c. 1000 species of phanerogams were collected (see letter from Beccari to Alph. Decandolle, dated Jan. 30, 1879, in Arch. Conserv. Bot. Geneva).

The dupl. in Melbourne [MEL] mostly from Sumatra, few from Java and New Guinea.

The type locality Mt Poe (Poi), Sarawak, given for several Sarawak plants, is according to Dr B.L. Burtt not the G. Poi used as a name on modern maps, but a more southeasterly peak in the range, G. Berumput (cf. Fl. Mal. Bull. no 19, 1964, p. 1131-1132). Sumatra dupl. in Herb. Edinb. [E].



(1) O. Beccari: ‘Nelle foreste di Borneo’ (Firenze 1902, 2nd ed. 1921); transl. into English: ‘Wanderings in the great forests of Borneo’ (London 1904).

Map indicating his routes, also in Webbia 5, 1921.

(2) O. Beccari: ‘Nuova Guinea, Selebes e Molucche’ (Firenze 1924); several letters in various periodicals, e.g. in Boll. Soc. Geogr. Ital. 1872-74; cf. also ‘E viaggio del Dott. O. Beccari’ commentati da H. Gigliolo in Nuova Antologia 1872-76; Ausland 47, 1874, p. 214-215.

Some dates mentioned in his book do not correspond with those of L.M. d’Albertis.

For map indicating his routes cf. Webbia 5, 1921.

For annotations on the itinerary cf. W. Vink in Nova Guinea, Bot. 22, 1965, p. 479, and fig. 6.

(3) O. Beccari: ‘Sulle Fiora delle isole Aru’ (Nuov. Giorn. Bot. Ital. 5, 1873, p. 330).

(4) cf. Cosmos 2, p. 92 seq. and Dutch transl. in Tijdschr. K.N.A.G. 1, 1876, p. 199-204; map indicating his route in Webbia 5, 1921.

(5) O. Beccari: ‘Esplorazione dei Monte Arfak’ (Boll. Soc. Geogr. Ital. 13, 1876, p. 35-37).

For annotations on the itinerary cf. W. VINK in Nova Guinea, Bot. 22, 1965, p. 479-481, fig. 6.

(6) O. Beccari: ‘Viaggio a bordo del trasporto olandesa “Soerabaja”’ (Cosmos (di Guido Cora) 3, Torino 1875-76, p. 220-221, 349-359, 364-379).

C.M. Kan: ‘De reis der “Soerabaja” naarNieuw Guinea, Nov. 1875-Maart 1876’' (Tijdschr. K.N.A.G. 2, 1877, p. 175-189).

Rapport (= report) in Jaarb. Kon. Ned. Zeemacht 1875-76, ‘s-Gravenhage 1877, p. 333-355. P.J.B.C. Robidé van der Aa: ‘Reizen naar Ned. Nieuw-Guinea ... in de jaren 1871, 1872, 1875-76, etc.’ (‘s-Gravenhage 1879), cf. p. 211­342.

Map indicating his route in Webbia 5, 1921.

(7) cf. Wichmann, Ford. Gesch. N. G., in Nova Guinea 2, p. 216.

(8) cf. Journ. Str. Br. Roy. As. Soc. no 83, 1921, p. 166.

(9) cf. Lettera del Prof. O. Beccari a Giacomo Doria, Sumatra, Sept. 8, 1878, in Ann. Mus. Civ. St. Nat. Genova 13, 1878, p. 451-455; Webbia 5, 1921, p. 29-34.

N. Beccari: ‘O. Beccari in Sumatra e la scoperta dell’ Amorphophallus Titanum’ (diary, publ. after his death by his son Nello in Boll. R. Soc. Geogr. Ital. ser. 6, 7, p. 569).

(10) cf. Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 44, 1910, Beibl. 101, p. 28.

(11) Author of ‘Malesia’ 1-III (1877-90); many systematic papers, principally dealing with palms, ferns and Lycopodiaceae in Webbia, Engl. Jahrb., Nuov. Giorn. Bot. Ital. and Malpighia; illustrations of new plant species from Borneo in Nuov. Giorn. Bot. Ital.; ‘Beitr. z. Pflanzengeographie des malayischen Archipels’ (Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 1, 1881, p. 25-40); ‘Plantes a Fourmis de l’Archipel Indo-Malais et de la Nouvelle Guinée’ (Arch. Ital. Biol. 6, fast. 3, 1885); cf. Bibliogr. in Webbia 5, pt la, 1921, p. 52-61.

(12) P. Ascherson: ‘Plantae phanerogamae marinae, quas O. Beccari in arch. indico annis 1866-67, et in mari Rubro annis 1870 collegit, enumeratae’ (Firenze 1871).

E. Hampe: ‘Musci in insulis Ceylon et Borneo a Beccari lecti’ (Nuov. Giorn. Bot. Ital. 4, 1872, p. 273-278).

V. Cesati: ‘Felci e specei nei gruppi affinis raccolte a Borneo dal Signor Odoardo Beccari’ (Att. Accad. Sci. Fis. Math. Napoli 7, 1876, no 8); ‘Prospette delle Felci raccolte dal Sign. O. Beccari nella Polinesia, durante il suo secondo viaggio d’esplorazione in quei mari’ (Rend. R. Accad. Sci. Fis. Math. Napoli, Fehr. 1877, 9 pp.).

F. von Mueller in ‘Descr. Nat. Pap. Pi.’ pt 5. V. Cesati: ‘Mycetum in itinere Borneensi lectorum a cl. Od. Beccari’ (Atti Accad. Napoli 8 (1878), 1879, p. 1-28, t. 1-4).

A. von Krempelhuber: ‘Lichenes quos legit O. Beccari in insulis Borneo et Singapore’ (Nuov. Giorn. Ital. 7, 1875, p. 5-67, pl. 1-2).

C. de Notaris: ‘Epatiche di Borneo raccolte dal Dre O. Beccari nel ragiato di Sarawak, durante gli anni 1865-66-67’ (Mem. Acad. Sci. Torino 1876, p. 267-308, 35 pl.; Nuov. Giorn. Bat. Ital. 8, 1876, p. 217-251).

A. Engler: ‘Araceae, specialmente Bornensi e Papuane raccolte da O. Beccari’ (Boll. Soc. Tosc. Ort. 1879, p. 265-271, 295-302).

H. Baillon: ‘Stirpes exoticae novae’ in AdanSonia vol. 11 (1873-76) and 12 (1876-79) (referring to several Borneo plants collected by Beccari).

C. Baker: ‘On a collection of ferns made by Dr Beccari in western Sumatra’ (Journ. Bot. 1880, p. 209-217).

H. Solms-Laubach: ‘Über die von Beccari auf seiner Reise nach Celebes and Neu Guinea gesammelten Pandanaceae’ (Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 3, 1883, p. 89-104, pl. l6).

U. Martelli: ‘Compositae Beccarianae’ (Nuov. Giorn. Bot. Ital. 15, 1883, p. 281-305).

R.H.C.C. Scheffer in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 2, 1885, p. 1-31.

H.G. Reichenbach: ‘Odoardo Beccari novitae orchidaceae papuanae describuntur’ (Bet. Centr. Bl. 28, 1886, p. 343-346).

K. Schumann: ‘Sterculiaceae Beccarianae’ (Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 24, 1897, Beibl. 58, p. 14-21).

Mosses by A. Geheeb in Bibl. Bot. Heft 44, 1898.

G. Bargagli-Petrucci: ‘Sully struttura dei legnami raccolti in Borneo del dott. O. Beccari’ (Malpighia 17, 1903, p. 280-296, 24 pl. and l.c. p. 327-330, 361-363, 365).

M. Dubard: ‘Description de quelques types nouveaux ou peu corms de Sapotacées (Illipées) d’après les documents de L. Pierre’ (Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 14, 1908, p. 405-409).

F. Kränzlin on orchids collected by Beccari in Pflanzenreich; corrections on it by R. Schlechter in Fedde Repert. 9, 1911, p. 286-287.

R. Schlechter: ‘Orchidaceae novae Beccarianae’ (Notizbl. Berl. Dahl. 8, 1921, p. 14-20).

Ch. Christensen: ‘Revision of the Bornean and New Guinean ferns collected by O. Beccari and described by V. Cesati & J.G. Baker’ (Dansk Bot. Arkiv 9, 1937, p. 33-52).

Also in ‘Beitr. z. Flora Papuasiens’ (Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 1912 →); Warburg, Monsunia; and in Nova Guinea vol. 8, pt 3.

E. Irmscher: ‘Neue Begoniaceen von O. Beccari in Malesien gesammelt’ (Webbia 9, 1954, p. 469-510, 8 fig.).

On the drawings, see Cl. Nissen. ‘Die botanische Buchillustration’ 1951, vol. 2, p, 11.

(13) C.G.G J. van Steenis: ‘Thesaurus beccarianus’ (Webbia 8, 1952, p. 427-436).


biographical data:

Wittrock, Icon. Bot. Berg., 1903, p. 160, t. 31; l.c. 2, 1905, p. 175; Kew Bull. 1920, p. 369-370; Nuov. Giorn. Bot. Ital. N.S. 28, 1921, p. 1-35, w. portr. + bibliogr.; Ann. Mus. Civ. Storia Nat. Genova ser. 3, vol. 9. 1921, p. 242-297; Webbia vol. 5, parte la, 1921, including maps indicating his routes, list of publications + portr.; L'Agricultura Coloniale 14, p. 449; Journ. Str. Br. Roy. As. Soc. no 83, 1921, p. 166-173; Ber. D.B.G. 39, 1921, Gen. Vets. Heft p. (56)-(87), w. portr.; Firenze (M. Ricci) 1921, 66 pp.; Bot. Jahresber. 1921, ref. 202; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.