Collecting localities



Biographical data


Engler, Heinrich Gustav Adolf


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


Born: 1844, Sagan, Lower Silesia, Germany. Died: 1930, Berlin, Germany.



Botanist, educated at Breslau University; Professor of Botany, respectively at Kiel, Breslau, and Berlin (1889-1921); in the latter place besides Director of the Botanic Garden and the Museum.

In the years 1905-06 he travelled in Africa, India, Ceylon, the Malay Peninsula and Java.1

Editor of ‘Pflanzenreich’, ‘Pflanzenfamilien’, ‘Botanische Jahrbücher’, ‘Syllabus’, etc.

Several plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:

Malay Peninsula. 1905. Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (cf. Burkill in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 4, 1927, nos 4-5).-Java (Dec. 1905-Febr. 1906). Staying at Buitenzorg and making some trips in W. Java to G. Gedeh (Jan. 20, 1906), G. Papandajan and Kawah Manoek, and in E. Java above Tosari, G. Tengger (Febr. 1906).2



Herb. Berl. [B]: 1074 nos from Java, 164 from Singapore, 64 from the Malay Peninsula.

He collected Fungi in Hort. Bog.3



(1) A. Engler: ‘Die Vegetationsformen tropischer and subtropischer Länder’ (Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 41, 1908, p. 367-372).

(2) cf. Koorders, Exkursionsflora, 1, p. VI.

(3) P. Hennings: ‘Fungi javanici novi a cl. Dr A. Engler Collecti’ (Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 23, 1910, p. 62-65).


biographical data:

Wittrock, Icon. Bot. Berg., 1903, p. 124, t. 25; Ber. D.B.G. 48, 1930, Gen. Vers. Heft p. (146)-(163), incl. bibliogr. portr.; Verh. Bot. Ver. Brandenb. 73, 1931, p. 100; Journ. Bot. 68, 1930, p. 375-377; Proc. Linn. Soc. Lend. 143, 1930/31. p. 171-176; Kew Bull. 1930, p. 495-498; Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 64, 1931, p. i-lvi +portr. and bibliogr.; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936; Peterm. Mitt. 1944, p. 86-87; Forsch. u. Fortschr. 20, 1944, p. 71.