Collecting localities



Biographical data


Léclancher, Charles Réné Augustin


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


Born: 1804, Alessandria, Piemont, Italy. Died: 1857, Cherbourg, France.



Frenchman, educated at Caen; surgeon on several warships, 1828-54; he made zoological and botanical collections.1 He accompanied voyages in ‘La Vénus’ (1836-39), ‘La Favorite’ (1841-44), and in ‘La Bayonnaise’ (1846-50), the two latter ships visiting the Malaysian region.

He finally was marine librarian at Cherbourg.


Collecting localities:

Voyage in ‘Lei Favorite’, 1841-44.2 Touching at: Santa Cruz, Teneriffe, Île de Bourbon, Bombay, Aden, Pondicherry, Madras, etc.; Singapour (= Singapore) (June 24-26, 1842); Macao, Hongkong, China, Macao; Philippines, Luzon: Manila (Febr. 16-Apr. 6, 1843); Song, Sulu Isl. (Apr. 17-28); N. Celebes: Manado (May 17-June 3); SW. Celebes: Bonthain (June 13-16), Macassar (June 17-July 4); E. Java: Bezoekie (= Besoeki) (July 10-21); Passarouang (= Pasoeroean) (24-28); Sourabaya (July 28-Aug. 11); Centr. Java: Samarang (16-29); W. Java: Batavia (Sept. 1-17), Anjer (20-23); Île de Bourbon, the Cape, St Helena, Brest.-Voyage in ‘La Bayonnaise’, 1846-50. No route known.



In Herb. Paris [P].



(1) cf. Meyer & Wiglesworth: ‘The birds of Celebes etc.’ 1, 1898, p. 3; Bretschneider, Hist. Bot. Discov. China, 1898, p. 524-525.

(2) cf. ‘Points visités par la Corvette la Favorite 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844’ (MS. list in Arch. Nation. Paris).


biographical data:

Bull. Soc. Linn. Normandie 3, (1857/58) 1858, p. 57-98.