Collecting localities



Biographical data


Weinland, Dr Carl August Friedrich


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


Born: 1864, Hohen Witlingen near Urach, SSE of Stuttgart, Germany.

Died: March 12, 1891, Finschhafen, former German New Guinea.



Physician, since 1889 in the employ of the German New Guinea Company in Kaiser-Wilhelmsland, alternately stationed at Stephansort and Finschhafen. He died of malaria.

Several plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:

1889-91. NE. New Guinea (former Kaiser-Wilhelmsland): Stephansort (Astrolabe Bay), Finschhafen, Sattelberg, Gulf of Huon.



Part of his collection was lost during the hasty evacuation of Finschhafen on account of its extreme unhealthiness. Herb. Berl. [B]: 421 nos of siphonogams.1 Dupl. in Herb. Bog. [BO]: 202 nos (pres. 1902); Herb. Leiden [L]; Herb. Kew [K] (pres. 1902); Herb. Bot. Gard. St Petersburg (= Leningrad [LE]): 113 nos from New Guinea; U.S. Nat. Herb. Wash. [US] (with Herb. Donnell Smith), several. Fern collection of 71 nos in Herb. Christ = Paris [P].2



(1) Elaborated in Schumann & Lauterbach: ‘Nachträge z. Flora d. Deutschen Schutzgebietes i.d. Südsee’ (Leipzig 1905).

(2) H. Christ: ‘Reliquiae Weinlandianae’ (Bull. Herb. Boiss. sér. 2, vol. 1, 1901, p. 445-460, 1 fig.).


biographical data:

Bull. Herb. Boiss. sér. 2, vol. 1, 1901, p. 445-446; Schumann & Lauterbach, Nachträge z. Flora d. Deutschen Schutzgebiete i.d. Südsee, Heft l, 1905, p. 23-24; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.