Collecting localities



Biographical data


Keysser, Christian


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

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

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


Born: 1877, Geroldsgrün, Bavaria, Germany.



For many years evangelical missionary of the ‘Neuendettelsauer Missionsgesellschaft’ in New Guinea; he collected plants and animals on his trips in the interior. In 1929 he was awarded the honorary Dr’s degree of the University of Erlangen with a view to his ethnological studies.

Author of a dictionary of the Kâte tongue, and an ethnographical paper.1

Several plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:

NE. New Guinea. 1909-10. Trip from Inland-station through the mountains to Bukaua on the coast of Huon Gulf.-1911. Sattelberg.-1912. From the Sattelberg following the upper course ofthe Bulung River, sources of the Mongi, Saruwaged Mountains, climbing Titaknan (Luitpoldberg, 3780 m), and Bolan (4000 m) (Oct.)2.-1913. Sattelberg (Apr.).-1916. Saruwaged Mts (June-July).



Herb. Berl. [B].3 Duplicates bought by the Herb. Brit. Mus. [BM] (1923).



(1) Chr. Keysser: ‘Aus dem Leben der Kaileute’ (in Neuhauss: ‘Deutsch-Neu Guinea’ vol. 3, 1911, p. 3-242).

(2) Chr. Keysser: ‘Die erste Ersteigung der östlichen Gipfel des Finisterregebirges (Kais. Wilh. Land)’ (Peterm. Mitt. 592, 1913, p. 177-181, pl. 33-34, map 32); cf. also l.c. 602, 1914, p. 138.

(3) E. Rosenstock: ‘Filices novo-guineenses Bamlerianae et Keysserianae’ (Fedde Repert. 10, 1912, p. 321-343; l.c. 12, 1913, p.162-181, p. 524-530).

Plants of the 1st tour in the Saruwaged Mts by Lauterbach & Förster in Fedde Repert. 13, 1914, p. 221-225, 239-242.

Orchids by Schlechter in ‘Orchidaceae novae et criticae’ decas 64 (Fedde Repert. 16, 1919, p. 214-219).

L. Diels: ‘Beiträge zur Flora des Saruwaged-Gebirges’ (Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 62, 1929, p. 452-501). Many plants described in Lauterbach, Beiträge zur Flora Papuasiens (Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 1912→).


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.