Collecting localities



Biographical data


Lister, Joseph Jackson


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


Born: 1857, Leytonstone, England. Died: 1927, Grantchester, Cambridge, England.



Of St John’s College, Cambridge; volunteer naturalist o/b H.M.S. ‘Egeria’, embarking at Colombo (Ceylon).

Commemorated in Phreatia listeri Rolfe.


Collecting localities:

Voyage in the ‘Egeria’, 1887.1 Leaving Batavia (Sept. 27); Christmas Island (arriving Sept. 30, staying about 1 week), being unable to penetrate into the centre of the island.2 Seemingly afterwards visiting the Pacific Islands.



Herb. Kew [K]: Christmas Isl., 88 nos (52 phaner.);3 also plants from the Pacific Islands, etc. He made zoological collections too.



(1) Capt. Pelham Aldrich: ‘Report on Christmas Island (Indian Ocean), H.M.S. Egeria’ (Admir. Reports, w. map) (non vidi).

(2) J.J. Lister: ‘On the Natural History of Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean’ (Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. for 1888, p. 512-531); cf. also Nature 37, 1888, p. 203-204 (letter by Lister with postscript by Wharton), and l.c. p. 222.

(3) W.B. Hemsley: ‘Report on the botanical collections from Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, made by Capt. J.P. MacLear, Mr J.J. Lister, and the Officers of H.M.S. Egeria’ (Journ. Linn. Soc. Bot. 25, 1889/90, p. 351-362).


biographical data:

Journ. Bot. 65, 1927, p. 83; in Biogr. Index Britten & Boulger, 2nd ed. by Rendle, 1931.