Collecting localities




Hartmann, Carl H.


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

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



A well-known Queensland plant enthousiast who visited New Guinea twice.

Aglaia hartmanni C.DC. was named after him.


Collecting localities:

Papua. 1885. Meeting the Bonito Expedition in the mouth of the Fly River (July); leaving the Fly with MacFarlane (July 23); Saibai Isl. (S of Mabaduan) and islands in the Papuan Gulf.-1887. With G. Hunter departing from Port Moresby (end of June); ascending the eastern bank of the Kemp Welch River and pushing forward with the intention to go to the top range between Mt Brown and Mt Obree; it is certain that not even the base of Owen Stanley Range was reached, evidently they were near Mt Gillies;1 the highest point was reached on July 6; return journey to the S. coast ( ? Rigo) rafted down the Musgrave River to near its junction with the Kemp Welch; back at Port Moresby (July 16).-Evidently Thursday Isl. was visited too, as he is recorded to have collected lichens there.2



He is reputed to have collected a large series of specimens; 2 possibly the bulk is still lying undetermined in Herb. Melbourne [MEL]. Dupl. in Herb. Kew [K]: Queensland and New Guinea (pres. 1881-88), 83 nos; Herb. Berl. [B]; partly in Herb. Decand. (Geneva [G]); some ferns in Herb. Bonaparte (= Paris [P]); U.S. Nat. Herb. Wash. [US]: 1 N.G. grass. Fern dupl. were also sent to Chr. Luerssen; Scitamineae to Herb. Copenh. [C].



(1) cf. Proc. Roy. Geogr. Soc. Lond. N.S. 9, 1887, p. 621; Scott. Geogr. Magaz. Edinb. 3, 1887, p. 542; Peterm. Mitt. 33, 1887, p. 383; and W.R. Cuthbertson in Proc. Roy. Geogr. Soc. Australasia Viet. Br. Melbourne 1888, p. 13-15, 32.

C.H. Hartmann, letter to the President, (Royal) Geographic(al) Society, Sydney, written at the Government Bungalow, Port Moresby, July 17, 1887 (publ. in Pacif. Isl. Monthly 2 (12), 1932, p. 14), with facsimile reproductions of last page of the letter, and of a pencil note to the President, Roy. Geogr. Soc., Sydney, written by Hartmann on (the supposed) top of the Owen Stanley Range, July 6, 1887).

(2) cf. F. von Mueller, Descr. Not. Pap. Pl., pts 7, 8 and 9; and in Ann. Rep. Br. N.G. for 1893/94, Brisb. 1894, App. 11; F.M. Bailey in Queensl. Agric. Journ. 24, 1910, p. 23; Fr. Kränzlin in Oesterr. Bot. Zeitschr. 44, 1894, p. 337.

Ferns, cf. Ann. Rep. Br. N.G. for 1893/94, Brisb. 1894, p. 126, identified by J.G. Baker.

Lichens by F.M. Bailey in Bet. Bull. no XIII Queens]. Dept Agr. 1896, p. 22 seq.