Riedel, Ludwig


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


Born: 1790, Berlin, Germany. Died: 1861, São Christavão, Brazil, S. America.



Horticulturist, emissary of the Petersburg Academy, who accompanied the expedition von Langsdorff to Brazil in 1811. Till 1836 he brought together large collections of plants in that part of the world, and subsequently was appointed Director of the Municipal Park at Rio de Janeiro, resigning in 1858.

He is commemorated in the genus Riedelia Cham. (cf. Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936).



Herb. Kew [K]: 1859-99, Brazil, Malaya, etc. 1840 nos. Probably this statement is wrong, as it is hardly possible that he collected in Malaya; apparently the record is mixed up with that of J.G.F. Riedel (see there).