Collecting localities



Biographical data


Haacke, J. Wilhelm


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


Born: 1855, Klenze, Hanover, Germany.



At first Assistant of the Zoological Institute at Jena and Kiel; 1882-84 Director of the Museum at Adelaide, Australia; 1888-93 Director of the Zoological Garden at Frankfurt a.M. and besides University Lecturer at Darmstadt. He travelled in Australia and New Guinea; to the latter island as Chief Scientist (zoology and geology) of an expedition under the command of H.C. Everill (see below).

Trigonotis haackei F.Muell. was named after him.


Collecting localities:

‘Bonito’ Expedition, 1885.1 SE. New Guinea, Papua; cf. sub Bäuerlen (detailed itiner., liter., etc.) and Bernays.



It is possible that he made no botanical collections.



(1) cf. Transact. and Proc. Roy. Geogr. Soc. Australas. N.S.W. Br. 3 and 4, 1885/ 86, Sydney 1888, p. 105-187.

W. Haacke: ‘Forschungs-Expedition der Royal Geogr. Soc. of Australasia nach Neu-Guinea’ (Export. 8, Berlin 1886, p. 404, 405, 437-438, 444, 451-453) (non vidi); ‘Neu-Guinea. Ein Tropenbild aus meiner Erinnerung’ (Jahresber. d. Frankf. Ver. f. Geogr. u. Statist. 53 and 54,1888-1890, Frankf.a.M. 1890, p. 100-117; with remarks on the vegetation).


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.