Collecting localities



Anderson, William


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



Is mentioned by Kränzlin1 as collector of New Guinea plants in 1893; data on collecting localities are omitted. F.M. Bailey describes Dendrobium andersoniana, named after William Anderson who collected the specimen in British New Guinea.2

A certain Anderson (initials not mentioned) was a settler and storekeeper at Dedele (Cloudy Bay) († 1899); he was a native of Norway, owned coconut plantations and began to exploit rubber, living 15 years in the colony.3 He might be identical with the above-mentioned collector.


Collecting localities:

British New Guinea.



(1) ‘Orch. Papuan.’ in Oesterr. hot. Zeitschr. 44, 1894, p. 161-162.

(2) cf. Queensl. Agr. Journ. 1901, p. 411-412.

(3) cf. Ann. Rep. Br. N.G. for 1898-99, Victoria 1900, p. 13.