Collecting localities




Martinière, de Boissieu la


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

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



From Montpellier, France, surgeon-botanist on the ‘Astrolabe’, during the expedition in ‘La Boussole’ and ’L’Astrolabe’ under command of J.F. de G. la Pérouse, 1785-88; ships and crew of this expedition were lost.1 Gardener-botanist was J.N. Collignon (see there), who sailed on the ‘Boussole’.

Martinière is commemorated in the genus Bossiaea Vent.


Collecting localities:

Voyage in ‘La Boussole’ and ’L’Astrolabe’, 1785-88.1 Sailing from Brest (Aug. 1, 1785); via Madeira, the Canaries, Teneriffe, St. Catherine, Conception Bay (Chile), Easter Isl., Sandwich Isls, Alaska, California; Macao (Jan. 2, 1787); Philippine Islands, Luzon: Port de Marivelle (Febr. 21-24), at Cavite and visits to Manila (Febr. 28-Apr. 8/9); coast of Siberia, Kamchatka, Samoa Isls (part of the crew massacred in Maouna Isl., Collignon wounded on Dec. 11); Fiji Isls, Norfolk Island (1788); Australia: Botany Bay; New Caledonia; Santa Cruz Isls (shipwrecked on the reefs of Vanikoro).



Collections and journals from various places were sent to France. Some unpublished letters in Libr. Nat. Hist. Mus. Paris.

M. Gonsoles Carvagnal, intendant of the Philippines, presented objects of the three kingdoms of nature, from his private natural history cabinet, to the expedition.



(1) L.A. Milet-Mureau: ‘Voyage autour du monde etc.(Paris 1797, 4 vols + atlas; containing the itinerary as far as known). Translated into English (London 1799, 2 vols + atlas, and 1807), and into Dutch (Amsterdam 1801-04, 3 vols in one).

cf. also A. Guillaumin in Bull. Mus. Nation. Hist. Nat. 2e sér., vol. 20, 1948, p. 96-100.