Anonymous*, Celebes


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


The Assistant Resident of Pampanoea, SW. Celebes, sent material of orchids and Loranthaceae (dried and in spirits) to Herb. Bog. [BO].

The Civil Administrator of Melillik sent a collection of dried plants and material in spirits to Herb. Bog. [BO] in 1912.

The Assistant Resident in Boni (= Bone, SW. Celebes), sent some orchids (dried and in spirits) to Herb. Bog. [BO] in 1912.

The Resident of Boni, Pampanoe(w)a, SW. Celebes, sent some orchids to Hort. Bog. [BO] in 1913.

The Veterinary Surgeon at Gorontalo, N. Celebes, sent plants to Herb. Bog. [BO] in 1928.

The Assistant Veterinary Surgeon at Donggala, Centr. W. Celebes, collected several plants in the years 1928-29; nos 1-71 originating from Lindoe, Sibalaja, Tobali, Biromaroe, etc. and nos 75-128 from Koelawi, Sidoa, Dolo and Lake Lindoe; in Herb. Bog. [BO].

The Assistant Veterinary Surgeon at Gorontalo, N. Celebes, collected 74 nos of plants in 1928-29; in Herb. Bog. [BO].


(*) Anonymous collectors are numerous in the Malaysian collections. Many of them were officials whose names can only be traced with difficulty or not at all, and who, in all probability, often did not collect in the field themselves.

Some large collections were made by native collectors whose names are not noted (e.g. from Borneo). Further there are quite a number of totally anonymous collections, of which we have not the faintest idea who made them. The anonymous collections cannot be neglected; some are very large e.g. the ‘Native Collector(s)’ employed by the Bureau of Science in Borneo. Some are very important, and contained a lot of novelties, e.g. the grasses collected by veterinary surgeons in Soemba Isl. (L.S.I.). Sometimes duplicates were distributed of well-known collections with totally inadequate labels, specially of the old collections; these duplicates are now often ‘anonymous’. The anonymous collections have been annoying for the present compiler. They are here arranged geographically and chronologically.