Collecting localities



Biographical data


Heinrich, Gerd


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

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1896, Berlin, Germany.



Zoologist who travelled in Europe (1925) and N. Persia (1927), and went on a zoological expedition to the D.E.I. (see below); in 1935 he made a journey to the Balkan.

Areca henrici Furtado, Vaccinium henrici Sleumer, etc., were named after him.


Collecting localities:

1930-32.1 SW. Celebes: arriving at Makassar with his wife and sister-in-law (May 16, 1930); Latimodjong Mts, ascending from Kalossi (June 4, July 1-10 on the summit; Aug. 9-Sept. 2 at Oeroe); back to Makassar, and setting out (Sept. 24) to N. Celebes: from Paleleh and Bodi to Matinan Mts; Menado (Dec. 23), Rurukan, G. Masarang, G. Mahawu and G. Lokon; back to Rurukan (Febr. 13, 1931); Kumersot (Febr. 21-); sailing from Menado (March 27) to the Moluccas: Ternate, exploration of Halmahera (climbing G. Gamkonora and visiting Oba Distr.) and Batjan; back to SW. Celebes: starting from Makassar (Aug. 23) to the Peak of Bonthain, Wawakaraeng, and the limestone hills of Maros (Nov. 1), staying at Talassa, visiting Bantimoeroeng too; from Makassar (Nov. 29) to SE. Celebes: from Kolaka to the Mengkoka Mts, the Tanke Salokko (1500 m?) (Dec. 1931-Jan. 1932); till Febr. 23 staying in SE. Celebes.



Herb. Berl. [B]: > 438 nos.2 The New York Museum of Natural History paid the expenses of the expedition and in return got half of the zoological collection, the other half going to Berlin.



(1) G. Heinrich: ‘Der Vogel Schnarch’ (Berlin 1932).

‘Celebes, Seltsame Jagd durch seltsames Land’ (Berlin 1943).

(2) Ericaceae by H. Sleumer in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 71, 1941, p. 138-168.


biographical data:

cf. Backer, Verkl. Woordenb. 1936, sub henrici.