Collecting localities



Biographical data


Cuthbertson, Walter R.


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



A surveyor in Queensland, who in 1886 was instructed to survey Port Moresby and environs, SE. New Guinea. In 1887 leader of an Australian expedition to British New Guinea,1 equipped by the Vict. Branch of the Roy. Geogr. Soc. of Australasia; W.A. Sayer accompanied the expedition as a naturalist.

Dendrobium cuthbertsonii was named after him.


\Collecting localities:

1887. SE. New Guinea, Papua. cf. sub W.A. Sayer.



The above-mentioned plant was collected by him on Mt Obree; other plants too, partly with Sayer (see there).2 In ? Herb. Melbourne [MEL].



(1) W.R. Cuthbertson: ‘Explorations of the Highlands of South-Eastern British New Guinea (July to October 1887)’ (Transact. & Proc. Roy. Geogr. Soc. Australasia Vict. Br. 5, 1888, p. 2, 7-12); ‘Journal of the Royal Geographic Society’s exploration to the highlands of British New Guinea’ l.c. p. 13-43).

(2) cf. F. von Mueller, in Transact. and Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria 24, 1887, p. 174-175; in Vict. Naturalist 4, 1887, p. 110-112, 121; in Descr. Not. Pap. Pl., pt 9, 1890.


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.