Collecting localities



Biographical data


Giulianetti, Amadeo


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


Died: Nov. 4, 1901, shot at Mekeo, SE. New Guinea.



Came to SE. New Guinea as assistant of L. Loria (see there). When once more in that island in 1896, he made a tour with Sir W. MacGregor and was subsequently appointed Travelling Government Agent for the collecting of natural history objects; in Febr. 1897 appointed Government Agent for the Interior and in Sept. 1898 ditto of Mekeo District.

The genus Giulianettia Rolfe and several plant species were named in his honour.


Collecting localities:

SE. New Guinea, 1889-c. 1897. Arriving at Port Moresby (June 10, 1889) in company with L. Loria (itiner., liter., etc. see there). -1892. With C. Kowald (Govt Agent) from Mekeo (Oct. 13) to the villages on the Upper Angabunga River, returning Dec. 10.1 -1896. After a stay in Europe, returning to New Guinea; Port Moresby (end of Apr.);2 with Sir W. MacGregor (itiner. and liter. see there) to Darn and the Wasu Kusa (Apr. 29-end of May). In his function of Travelling Govt Agent setting out from Port Moresby (July 2); Magula on Orangerie Bay (4); march to the Suabina Mts, staying a fortnight in the vicinity of the village Boirawe; bivouac between Koiari and Milne Bay (some days at the end of July); to Samarai; in the beginning of Aug. with W. MacGregor (see there) to the Mambare River etc. (till Aug. 25), then proceeding on his own; he arrived in Lookout bivouac in advance of MacGregor, and ascended Mt Scratchley (Oct. 9-15); descending to Neneba on the Adjibara, where collecting was done (also at Maiama) until Nov. 9; reaching the coast (29) and back to Port Moresby.3-1897. Instructed to clear a path from the Vanapa to the O wen Stanley Range: upstream the Vanapa River (March 3-5) to Daura (= Doura) and Kone (Koni) (6); bivouac on the Toiwa (= Evelyn River) (14); Exton River (17); Kebokanamo Creek (19); the Atoa (Bebi) (20); Suku (21-23); Amaseba (24); Sikube (29-31); back at Port Moresby (Apr. 14). Setting out for the 2nd time to the Vanapa (June 8); Morabi ( -June l5); Kone; Suku (19); Amaseba; Ilabana (25); trail to the Wharton Range, reaching a spur (30) and collecting at 11000 ft alt.; breaking camp (Aug. 10) and viai Neneba in the Adjibara Valley to Maclaughlan River (18); Mt Scratchley (20); Wharton Range Station (Aug. 24-Sept. 17); fruitless attempt to climb Mt Albert Edward (Sept. 18-29); Wharton Range Station (Sept. 29-Oct. 17); to the Mambare River; Tamata Station (Nov. 20), and downstream to the mouth.4-1898. Leaving Port Moresby (Sept. 13), to take over the administration of Mekeo District: Mekeo (16), from where making several minor tours.5-1899. With J.A. Blayney (Res. Magistr.) on an expedition from Delena (July 21); from Paukawa along the Ethel River and the Upupu to Epa; Inaumolopa (24); crossing the Manena in eastern direction to Wanua (26); descent, crossing the Akuluma; via Ika ascending to Aliama (28); Mt Kebea (30), Pia; descending to the Ulala, a tributary of St Joseph River; ascending to Eola (31); Igilaha (Aug. 2); Kea; Kaidiaba (Magula) (3); Tjiwua; Pia (14), from where in northern direction; watershed (17); the Papala (18); Paula; Paura (21); the Auiu and the Awera (24); Awo Rani (25); along the Aabawe and the tributary of the Aroa, the laroga, to Aworani and Hiba; the Afe (28); Sekuba (30); Iritumuni; Mt Fabana (Sept. 3); back to the Afe and Hiba; descending to the laroga (6); Mt Koewan; descending to the Ilabana; junction with the Iaroga, following its course to Arowa; Kereo (9); Delena (12).6-1899-1900. Some minor tours.-1901. With le Hunte and F.R. Barton (see there) from Port Moresby, visiting the Apisi, Ethel River, the Bioto and St Joseph River, Mekeo Station, etc.



Herb. Melbourn [MEL]; Herb. Kew [K]: 2 New Guinea collections (pres. 1897-98) (with A.C. English from Vanapa Valley and Wharton Range, pres. per W. MacGregor), about 120 specim. of flow. plants, 9 ferns, mosses, lichens and liverworts.7 In Herb. Berl. [B]: 14 nos of orchids coll. with Loria (pres. 1896); Loria forwarded part of his collections to Schlechter, whose herbarium was bequeathed to Berlin in 1913 (for dupl. cf. sub Schlechter).

He made zoological collections too.



(1) cf. Ann. Rep. Br. N.G. for 1892/93, Brisb. 1894, p. 107-113.

(2) cf. Boll. Soc. Geogr. Ital. 34,1897, p.161-166.

(3) cf. Ann. Rep. Br. N.G. for 1896/97, Brisb. 1898, p. 68-69.

(4) cf. Ann. Rep. Br. N.G. l.c. p. 68-69 and l.c. for 1897/98, Vict. 1899, p. 31-34 and 37-38; Boll. Soc. Geogr. Ital. 35, 1898, p. 385-399; Geogr. Journ. Lond. 12, 1898, p. 318.

(5) cf. Ann. Rep. Br. N.G. for 1898/99, Viet. 1900, p. 76-77.

(6) cf. l.c. for 1899/1900, Brisb. 1901, p. 57-78.

(7) Mosses by V.F. Brotherus in Öfv. Finska Vet. Soc. Handl. 40, 1897/98, p. 59-193 and in l.c. 42, 1899/1900, p. 91-128.

By various authors in ‘Flora of British New Guinea’ (Kew Bull. 1899, p. 95-126) (plants from Mt Scratchley).

F.M. Bailey in Ann. Rep. Br. N.G.......... App. 11, p. 133-134 (non vidi) and in Queensl. Agr. Journ. 7, 1900, p. 348-350, pl. 45.

Probably also pertaining to the collection Giulianetti and English is the paper of W.B. Hemsley: ‘Report by Mr W.B. Hemsley, of the Roy. Gardens, Kew, on botanical collections’ (Ann. Rep. Br. N.G. 1897/98, Vict. 1899, p. 147-150).


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.