Anonymous*, Islands near Java


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


The Manager of the Government Caoutchouc Estate in Noesa Kambangan (S of Java) sent some plants to Hort. Bog. [BO] in 1922.

The Consulting Horticulturist of Madoera sent 2 nos of plants to Herb. Bog. [BO] in Aug. 1932.

The Assistant Consulting Agriculturist at Bangkalan (Madoera) sent some plants from experiment fields, e.g. Tenagocharis latifolia Buch. to Herb. Bog. [BO] in 1933.

The Agricultural Overseer at Toendjoeng (Madoera) collected ± 50 nos of weeds from experiment fields in 1934; in Herb. Bog. [BO]

The Assistant Consulting Agriculturist at Pamekasan (Madoera), sent respectively 21 and 13 nos of plants from experiment fields to Herb. Bog. [BO] in 1934 and 1935.

(*) 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.