Collecting localities




Delessert, Adolphe


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



Nephew of Benjamin Delessert, the founder of the Botanical Museum Delessert; he travelled in the years 1834-39 (see below), and in 1843 he went to British India again. He made principally zoological collections and was accompanied by some hunters.


Collecting localities:1

On March 28, 1834 departing to Pondicherry (with Perrottet), staying until Nov. 8, then embarking to P. Penang (making some trips in the island and on the opposite coast of the Malay Peninsula, and to Bouton Cawanes Isl.) (Dec. 6- ), Malacca (25-30), Singapore (Jan. 2-21, 1835), Java (Batavia) (27-Febr. 19);2 back to Pondicherry again and making trips to Madras, Île de Bourbon (1836), Bengal, Br. India; 1839 returning to France.



Herb. Deless. (Geneva [G]): small collection of plants from P. Penang, Malacca and Batavia;3 Herb. Paris ([P], through the intermediary of Perrottet).4 Dupl. in Herb. Decand. (Geneva [G]) (168). Some letters in Archives Nationales, Paris.



(1) A. Delessert: ‘Souvenirs d’un voyage dans l’Inde exécuté de 1834 à 1839’ (Paris 1843, 2 vols in 1, vol. 2 containing the zoological results).

(2) According to Hook. Comp. Bot. Mag. 1, 1835, p. 306, in Borneo too, but that island is not mentioned in the narrative of the voyage.

(3) cf. Lasègue, Mus. Bot. Deless., 1845, p. 156-158.

(4) cf. Flora 191, 1836, p. 47.