Collecting localities



Biographical data


Rensch-Maier, Ilse


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


Born: 1902, Remscheid, Germany.



Wife of Bernard Rensch (born: 1900, Thale am Harz, Germany), the latter zoologist and since 1925 Head of the division Molluscs of the Zoological Museum of Berlin University. She accompanied her husband and some other scientists on an expedition to the Lesser Sunda Islands (see below) and took care of the botanical collecting.

Adenostemma renschii Koster was named after her husband, Lamiacanthus renschiae Bremek. and Rhododendron renschianum Sleumer after Mrs Rensch herself.


Collecting localities:

1927. W. Java: Tjibodas; Centr. Java: Diëng Plateau (March 5-6).-Expedition to the Lesser Sunda Islands.1 Lombok (March-Apr.): Ampenan, Narmada; via Laboeanhadji to S(e)wela (March 22); Sembaloen; G. Rindjani (Apr. 1-7) with Segara Anak and Sembaloen Plateau; Sembaloenboemboeng; Selong; Tandjoengloear and by proa to the southern part of the island: crossing the island to Ekas (staying some days); W. Soembawa: Soembawa besar (Apr. 25); Batoe-lanteh Mts (May 4-14), making headquarters at Batoe Doelang; E. Soembawa: Dompoe (May 24-June l); Wawo (June 2-3); Flores: Ende(h) (June 9-. .), visiting P. Ende(h); Badjawa; Manggarai, visiting Rana Mesé (June 19-28); Sita; Mborong; Ende(h); Koanara; the Gelimoetoe (July 16-20); Soemba: Waingapoe (July 26), Cambera River (Cambaniro); Bali: Boeleleng; Gitgit (July 31); Danau Bratan, Batoeriti (Aug. 4- . .); by car to Denpasar (S. Bali) and Kloenkoeng; Kintamani and Danau Batoer; Boeleleng.-A half-day trip was made in P. Weh (Sabang), N of Sumatra, either on the voyage out or home.2



Herb. Berl. [B]: 1662 nos, incl. c. 10 nos from Diëng Plateau, and many, cryptogams.3 About 1000 duplicates in Herb. Bog. [BO]; also dupl. at Kew [K], and Leiden [L].

Somebody of the D.E. Indian Forest Service collected in June 1928 in the mountains N of Endeh (Flores), at the instigation and on behalf of Mrs Rensch (cf. sub Förster). This collection is cited by von Malm as nos ... comm. Rensch; and by Mrs Rensch as Rensch nos..., but evidently numbered separately. The collection at Berlin is probably lost, but the ferns are safe.



(1) B. Rensch: ‘Eine biologische Reise nach den Kleinen Sunda Inseln’ (Borntraeger, Berlin 1930); ‘Die Vogelwelt von Lombok, Sumbawa and Flores’ (Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 17, 1931, p. 451-637).

(2) B. Rensch: ‘Die Molluskenfauna von Pulu Weh and ihre geographischen Beziehungen’ (Zool. Anzeiger 102, 1933, p. 195-208).

(3) J. von Malm: ‘Die Phanerogamenflora der Kleinen Sunda-Inseln and ihre Beziehungen. Ein Beitrag zur R Renschen Sunda-Expedition’ (Dr’s thesis, Berlin 1934; repr. from Fedde Repert. 34, 1934, p. 253-307).

Ilse Rensch: ‘Farne and Bärlappe der Sunda-Expedition Rensch’ (Hedwigia 74, 1934, p. 224-256, pl. 7).

H. Sleumer, Ericaceae from Flores in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 71, 1941, p. 138-168.

Freycinetia by F. Markgraf in Notizbl. Berl. Dahl. 10, 1929, p. 769-776.

Loranthaceae by B.H. Danser in Bull. Jard. Bot. Buit. sér. 3, vol. 11, 1931.

Compositae by J.Th. Koster in Blumea 1, 1935, p. 351-536.

Selaginellae by A.H.G. Alston in Bull. Jard. Bot. Buit. sér. 3, vol. 13, 1935, p. 432-442.


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.