Collecting localities



Biographical data


Bernays, Sidney A.


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


Born: c. 1853.



Surgeon and Botanist of the Bonito expedition to SE. New Guinea in 1885 under the command of Capt. H.C. Everill (cf. Bäuerlen for itinerary, literature, etc.).


Collecting localities:

Uncaria bernaysii F.Muell., named after him, was collected by him and Bäuerlen near the Strickland River. According to Backer (Verkl. Woordenb., 1936) this and other plants were named after Lewis Adolphus Bernays (1831, London; 1908, Brisbane), surgeon at Brisbane, vice-president of the Society for acclimatization of plants in that place, grower of useful plants, with a great interest for the investigation of the flora of New Zealand and New Guinea. This cannot possibly be the same person, as the Bernays of the Bonito expedition was 32 years of age at the time of the expedition.



Referred to by F. von Mueller,1 probably preserved in Herb. Melbourne [MEL]



(1) In Descr. Not. Pap. Pl. parts 7-9, 1886-90, p. 25-70; ‘Notes on a new Papuan Uncaria’ (in Australas. Journ. of Pharm., Febr. 1886).