Collecting localities


Biographical data


Schwenk, Heinrich


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

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


Born: 1809, Lick near Darmstadt, Germany.

Died: Jan. 7, 1856, o/b the brigantine ‘Banda’, in Sagoendi Bay, Nias Island.



Entered the D.E.I. Army in 1830 as a soldier. In 1836 he was appointed 2nd lieutenant, and in 1853 major. As a volontary participant in a military demonstration he became deadly wounded on Jan. 5, 1856.


Collecting localities:

Collector of some plants on P. Morsala (= Moesala), opposite the Bay of Tapanoeli. He was the discoverer of Anauxanopetalum schwenkii Teysm. & Binn. on that island.



Herb. Bog. [BO]: the above-mentioned plant etc. (coll. 1855); besides he sent seedlings of Dipterocarpaceae to Hort. Bog. (cf. Teysmann in Journ. Bot. néerl. 1, 1861, p. 369).


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb. 1936. According to Teijsmann he died in 1860.