Collecting localities



Biographical data


Bamler, Georg


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

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


Born: 1868, Burghaslach, Germany.

Died: Nov. 12, 1928, Siassi Rook Isl., Mand. Territory of New Guinea.



A protestant missionary of the ‘Neuendettelsauer Missionsgesellschaft’ working in former German New Guinea, 1887-89; then transferred to the Tami Islands and in 1898 stationed again in former Kaiser-Wilhelmsland.1 Passed the last years of his life on Siassi Rook; his death was caused by a falling tree.

He is the author of some ethnographical papers.2

Amyema bamleri Dans. and several other plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:

He visited the Sias(s)i Islands with G. Schmiele in 1892 (?collected).-Tami Islands (1894, also a statement of Aug. 1898).-Former German New Guinea, NE. New Guinea: Sattelberg (Dec. 1898-99); 1908-14 from Logaueng etc., Wareo, Cromwell Mts, Sattelberg; autumn 1910 he climbed from Sialum via Mayawa summit to the source region of the Tewahe.



Herb. Berl. [B]: 121 nos from the Tami Islands (Algae, ferns and phanerogams) and 64 nos from the Sattelberg; 20 nos in the Show Museum. The plants from the Tami Islands were mainly collected during trips in 1894.3 Ferns in Herb. Bonaparte (= Paris [P]) (coll. 1913-14).4 Herb. Leiden [L]: Algae from the Tami Islands, phanerogams Sattelberg (coll. 1898-99), and ferns (coll. 1909). The labels bear a number and a letter, the letter indicating the locality, e.g. S for Sattelberg, etc.

Some papers refer to his collections.5



(1) by Wichmann in Nova Guinea 22, p. 558 cited as Ad. Bamler, l.c. p. 597-8 as J. Bamler, whereas evidently the same person is meant. The correct initial is G.

(2) ‘Die Tami-Inseln’ (Peterm. Mitt. 44, 1898, p. 105-106, Taf. 8); ‘Der Balumglaube der Eingeborenen in Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land’ (Mitt. Geogr. Ges. Jena 8, 1890, p. 56-57); ‘Die Balumsfeier auf Tami’ (Kirchl. Mitt. a.u.ü. Nord Amerika, Australien and Neu Guinea N. F. 28, Nördlingen 1896, p. 69-71); ‘Tami’ (in Neuhauss, Deutsch-Neu-Guinea, vol. 3, p. 489-566).

(3) cf. Allg. Missions-Zeitschr. Berlin 19, 1892, p. 40 and Kolon. Jahrb. Berlin 6, 1893 (1894), p. 106 (non vidi).

(4) cf. Bonaparte, Notes Ptéridol., fasc. 13, 1921, p. 227-235.

(5) K. Schumann: ‘Plantae Bamlerianae’ (Notizbl. Berl. Dahl. 1, 1895, p. 44-57; excl. dealing with coil. Tami Islands).

F. Heydrich: ‘Neue Kalkalgen aus Deutsch Neu-Guinea (K.W.L.)’ (Bibl. Bot. 7, Cassel 1897, Heft 41, 11 pp., 12 fig.).

E. Rosenstock: ‘Filices novo-guineenses Bamlerianae et Keysserianae’ (Fedde Rep. 10, 1912, p. 321-343).

cf. also sub 4.


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.