Collecting localities



Biographical data


Kaudern, Walter


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

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

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)


Born: 1881, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. Died: 1942, Goteborg, Sweden.



Ethnologist-zoologist, late Director of the Goteborg Ethnographical Museum. He travelled in Madagascar (1906/07 and 1911/12), and in Celebes (see below).1

Several plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:

Leaving Göteborg with Mrs T. Kaudern  (Dec. 5, 1916); arrival at Batavia (Jan. 27, 1917); N. Celebes: Djiko, on the SE. side of the peninsula (March 9), Goeroepahi (May 9-10), Motongkad (May 11-June 8), Goeroepahi (June 9-July 24), starting for Modajag (July 25), stay at Danau Lake (Aug. 23-26); journey by motorboat along the N. coast (Aug. 27-Sept. 13), touching at Bolaäng, Poigar, Paleleh, Bwool (= Boeol), etc.; Amoerang (Oct. 21-24); Manado and Tondano Lake (Oct. 28-Nov. 1); Danau Lake (Dec. 3-18); Goeroepahi (Dec. 21, 1917-Apr. 18, 1918); departing from Djiko (Apr. 19) to the W. coast of Centr. Celebes: Paloe (arriving Apr. 26), Paloe Valley and Koelawi (May 4-8), Kalawara (20-22); Koelawi (since May 24, headquarters during 9 months), from where making excursions, to Winatoe (June 18-19), Lindoe (June 24-25), Kantewoe (Sept. 7-Oct. 22, paying visits to Pangana, Peana, Benahoe, districts of Tobakoe, Banggakora and Tole); journey (22-24) from Kantawoe back to Koelawi (staying Oct. 25-Dec. 5); districts of Bada and Behoa (Dec. 6-19); Koelawi (Dec. 19-Jan. 23, 1919); Toro (Jan. 24-25); Tamoengkolowi (26); Lindoe (29-31); Kalawari (Febr. 4-5); to Soerabaja (E. Java) and back again (Febr. 6-March 14); Centr. Celebes: Kalawari (March 15-20); Donggala (March 23-May 16); setting out (May 17) to Tawaili, Toboli and Parigi (Gulf of Tomini) (18-20) ; Pos(s)o (22-24); to the south via Koekoe to Tentena (staying May 27-June 1); Taripa (June 4-11); Tomata, Pakoe; Kolonedale (June 19-July 3); by steamer (July 4) to the East Peninsula: Loewoek (July 5-Sept. 5); sailing to Soekon (staying Sept. 7-15); Lamala (16-19); Loewoek (Sept. 25-Dec. 1); march to Biak, crossing to Poh, Pagimana, Lojnang (staying Dec. 7-25); Loewoek (Jan. 2-22, 1920); Banggai Archipelago: at Oeliasan (Jan. 24-Febr. 23); voyage along the E. coast of Celebes to Boeton (= P. Boetoeng): Baoe Bane (March 4-July 7, partly at Kraton); sailing from Makassar (July 8) to Soerabaja (12); sojourn in Java (July 12-Nov. 11), principally at Batavia for study; Nov. 12 sailing for the Philippines and back to Sweden via Suez (arriving Febr. 15, 1921).

In Centr. Celebes he collected also at Ensa and Kolaka; in the East Peninsula at: Kalibambang, Pinapoean (8-900 m alt.), and Otampaitoenoe.



Herb. State Mus. Stockholm [S]: 546 species (nos 1-535, some a nos, and some s.n.), mainly from secondary vegetation; on loan for elaboration at Leiden;2 some dupl. in Herb. Leiden [L]. Ferns in Herb. Brit. Mus. [BM] (with Herb. C. Christensen).



(1) W. Kaudern: ‘I Celebes obygder’ (Stockholm 1921, 2 vols, w. ill. & maps); ‘Ethnographical studies in Celebes. Results of the author’s expedition, 1917-20’ (Göteborg 1925-44, 6 vols; itinerary in vol. 1).

(2) Filices by Christensen in Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 16, 1922, p. 88-102.

Orchids by J.J. Smith in l.c. 20, 1926, p. 470-482. Loranthaceae by Danser in Blumea 2, 1936, p. 37-39.

C.E.B. Bremekamp: ‘List of the Acanthaceae collected in Celebes by Dr. W. Kaudern and Dr. G. Kjellberg’ (Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 42, 1948, p. 372-403).


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936; portr. in posth. edited vol. 6, 1944, of the ‘Ethnographical studies in Celebes’.