Collecting localities



Biographical data


Kjellberg, G.K.


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

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


Born: 1885, Stockholm, Sweden. Died: 1943, Sweden.



Botanist from Lidköping, who travelled in many parts of Europe and made a botanical investigation of Celebes.

The genus Kjellbergiodendron Burr. and several Indonesian plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:

1929. P. Boeto(e)n(g): Baoe Baoe (Febr. 7-19), making trips to P. Moena (Febr. 9, 11, and 12) and Kaboengka (jungle); SE. Celebes: headquarters at Kendari (Febr. 22-Apr. 19), making trips in the neighbourhood: Kolaka; via Wawotobi-Asinoea-Sangona to the B. Watoewila and back via Asoloe-Wawotobi (March 14-Apr. 3); Laboeanperopa (forest on limestone) and mouth Sampara River; SW. Celebes: Pare Pare (May 4-7), Enrekang (9-14); Enrekang-Kalosi-Pasoei-Rante Lemo (May 15-18); headquarters at Rante Lemo (May 19-June 7), from where ascending the Latimodjong Mts, viz Bt Poka Pindjang and Bt Rante Mario (May 25-26, ± 3500 m alt.); through the Toradja Lands, Makale (June 17-18), to Todjamboe (June 22-July 15); Palopo (July 16-31; ill!); Centr. Celebes: Masamba (July 26); headquarters at Malili (Aug. 1-Dec. 5), making minor trips to Waroe Waroe, Lampea, Karebbe, Waraoe, Kawata, and larger tours to Towoeti Lake and environs (Aug. 13-Sept. 20), to the coast S of Malili, the northern part of the Mengkoka Mts (Oct. 2-Nov. 4), and to Matana Lake (Nov. 11-28); SW. Celebes: Todjamboe (Dec. 7-24), making trips to Rante Pao, Makale; Palopo; Pangkadjene (Jan. 1930); G. Bonthain (Jan. 14-17); S. Sumatra: Palembang (May 1930). Possibly from other ports of call too.



The main set was in his private herbarium, now in State Mus. Stockholm [S]; a complete set in Herb. Bog. [BO]: ± 4000 nos; Herb. Berl. [B]: 1352 dupl. (porch. 1932/33); also dupl. in Herb. Leiden [L]. The collection is numbered 1-4163, of which the nos 3186-3499 are wanting; nos 3500-3697 ferns only. A set of the ferns in Herb. Brit. Mus. [BM] (with Herb. C. Christensen).

Dry material, material in alcohol, and herbarium of the same species, bear the same number.



(1) J.J. Smith: ‘Orchidaceae selebenses Kjellbergianae’ (Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 65, 1933, p. 449-508).

Kjellberg & Christensen: ‘Pteridophyta von Celebes gesammelt von G. Kjellberg 1929’ (Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 66, 1933, p. 39-70).

Graphidineae by K. Redinger in Ann. Mycol. 31, 1933, p. 168-180.

Violaceae by H. Melchior in Notizbl. Berl. Dahl. 12, 1934, p. 205-207.

Dioscoreaceae by P. Knuth in Fedde Repert. 1934, p. 127-128.

Mosses by H.N. Dixon in Ann. Bryol. 7, 1934, p. 19-36.

M. Burret: ‘Eine neue Myrtaceengattung aus Celebes’ (Notizbl. Berl. Dahl. 13, 1936, p. 101-106, fig. 5).

J.J. Smith: ‘Ericaceae selebenses Kjellbergianae’ (Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 68, 1937, p. 199-215).

F. Fagerlind: ‘Pandanus-Arten von Celebes, eingesammelt von Dr. G. Kjellberg’ (Bot. Notiser 1941, p. 173-182).

T. Levring: ‘Meeresalgen von Singapore and Celebes’ (Act. Hort. Gothob. 15, 1944, p. 175-180).

C.E.B. Bremekamp: ‘List of the Acanthaceae collected in Celebes by Dr. W. Kaudern and Dr. G. Kjellberg’ (Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 42, 1948, p. 372-403).


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.