Collecting localities



Biographical data


Callery (or Calléry), Joseph Maxime Marie


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

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


Born: 1810, Turin, Italy. Died: 1862, St Martin Les Boulangis, Dept Seine et Marne, France.



Roman Catholic missionary who sailed for Korea in March 1835 and on his way thither called at Batavia and the Philippines. As he was denied admittance in Korea, he stayed at Macao ( SE. coast of China), arriving in the latter place in 1836. In April 1842 he forsook his monastic order and returned to France; in 1843 he was appointed interpreter of the Chinese consulate at Macao, and was attached too to Lagrené’s Embassy (see sub Yvan). In 1846 he returned to Europe, was naturalized in France, and settled at Paris.

He is the author of a Sino-Latin dictionnary and was a good sinologist.

Several plants were named after him, e.g. Eugenia calleryana C.B.Rob.


Collecting localities:

1835. On the way to China he collected plants at Batavia (W. Java) and in the Philippines (N. Luzon). In Madura he collected Salvadora madurensis (= Azima sarmentosum);1 probably this locality has no relation with the island Madoera near Java, but is situated in India.-1840. Philippines, Luzon: Manila (Calawan), collecting Phlebocalymna calleryana;2 near Pangasinan; Mt Igorottes.-Between 1845-1850, collecting in the Philippines, Luzon, again.



 Important botanical and zoological collections, principally from the east coast of China, Macao. His plants from Batavia (Java) and the Philippines, collected on the way to China, are preserved in Herb. Deless. (Geneva [G]) (birds in Turin); to Paris [P] he presented > 800 nos of plants from Luzon (coll. 1845-1850). His China plants are in Paris [P];3 dupl. in Herb. Deless. (Geneva [G]). In Herb. Kew [K]: 237 nos from Macao, Cochin-China and Malaya (pres. 1886). Evidently many specimens wrongly labelled. A MS on 45 plant species from Manila, in Herb. (Phanér.) Paris [P].

Philippine plants (coll. 1840) also in Herb. Paris [P], and some in Herb. Decandolle (Geneva [G]).



(1) cf. Baillon in Adansonia 9, 1870, p. 284; this species was named in 1844 by Decaisne, type specimen of Callery, in ‘Voyage Jacquemont’ p. 140, alt. 144, fig. 6-8.

(2) cf. Baillon in Adansonia 9, 1868/70, p. 9.

(3) cf. A. Decandolle, Phytographie, 1880; and Bretschneider, Hist. Bot. Discov. China, 1898, p. 526.


biographical data:

Bretschneider, Hist. Bot. Discov. China, 1898, p. 525-527; Fournier, Voyages et découvertes scientifiques, 1932, p. 22-23; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.