Collecting localities



Biographical data


Riedlé, Anselme


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

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


Born: 1775, Yrsee near Ausburg, ? . Died: Oct. 21, 1801, Koepang, Timor.



Gardener of the ‘Jardin des plantes’, Paris, who joined some French expeditions under command of Captain Baudin (see there), of which that of 1796-98 did not operate in Malaysian waters.

He is commemorated in the genera Riedleia A.P.DC. and Riedléja Hassk. Wrote a letter to France, dated later than Sept. 23rd.2 [Confusion existed about the date of death, either Sept. 23rd or Oct. 21st]


Collecting localities:

Voyage in ‘Le Naturaliste’ and ‘Le Géographe’, 1800-04; cf. detailed itiner., literat. etc. sub Leschenault; other members of the expedition were Guichenot and Sautier (see those). The expedition reached Timor on Aug. 21, 1801; Riedlé collected till his death in the environs of Koepang and made a trip into the interior with Péron (Aug. 29).



Herb. Paris [P];1 duplicates in Herb. Deless. (Geneva [G]), Brit. Mus. [BM], Kew [K]; Cambridge, U.K. [CGE]; in Herb. Berl. [B]: ex Herb. Knuth, possibly no Timor plants. Wood samples were collected by Riedlé & Guichenot; at Paris [P].

A MS. journal of part of the voyage in Libr. Nat. Hist. Mus. Paris.



(1) Some Timor plants described by J. Decaisne in ‘Herbarii timorensis descriptio’ (Nouv. Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 3, 1834, p. 333-501, pl. 16-21; reprinted Paris 1835).

cf. also Baillon in Adansonia 11, p. 266.

Ph. van Tieghem: ‘Sur une Ochne nouvelle, originaire de Timor’ (Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 18, 1902, p. 47-49).

(2) ‘Extrait d’une lettre du citoyen Riedlé, embarqué, en qualité de premier jardinier, sur le Géographe, l’un des vaisseaux commandés par le capitaine Baudin, datée de Timor le 6 vendimaire an X; adressée au citoyen A. Thouin’ (Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. 1, 1802, p. 165-178).


biographical data:

URBAN, Symb. Antill., 3, 1902-03, p. 113; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936; in ‘Archives Nationales’, Paris (death recorded on Sept. 23).