Collecting localities



Biographical data


Andrews, Charles William


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

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1866, Hampstead, England. Died: 1924.



Assistant in the British Museum, Nat. Hist. Dept, who made an expedition to Christmas Island (Indian Ocean).

Some plants were named after him, e.g. Panicum andrewsi Rendle.


Collecting localities:

Left England beginning of May 1897, sailing July 23 from Batavia, and staying in Christmas Island July 29, 1897-May 1898, for 10 months.1 He may have visited the island again in 1901 (see below).



Herb. Brit. Mus. [BM]: 278 plants collected in Christmas Island, pres. by Sir J. Murray, including types of the novelties described in the monograph of the island;2 110 spec. incl. 49 cryptogams from Christmas Island (pres. 1910) and crypt. from the same (pres. 1916). In Herb. Bog. [BO] a few duplicates, e.g. of Strongylodon lucidus Seem., according to the label collected 12-10-1901. Dupl. Christmas I. (Indian Ocean) 1897 in Herb. Edinb. [E].



(1) C.W. Andrews: ‘A description of Christmas Island (Indian Ocean)’ (Geogr. Journ. 13, 1899, p. 17, w. map); ‘A monograph of Christmas Island (Indian Ocean). Physical features and Geology. With descriptions of the Fauna and Flora by numerous contributors’ (London 1900).

(2) cf. Chapter Botany in Monograph l.c. p. 171-200, pl. 17-18.


biographical data:

Who’s who 1913.