Collecting localities




Ludeking, E.W.A.


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



Medical Officer in the D.E. Indian Army, whose special interest was zoology, and who made extensive collections on behalf of the Natural History Museum at Leiden.1 Since 1853 stationed in West Sumatra;2 in the course of 1861 transferred to Ambon,3 from where he made zoological collecting tours in the Moluccas and the Aroe Islands. In 1867 he went on furlough and returned to the Indies in 1869.


Collecting localities:

Sumatra West Coast, Padang Highlands: G. Singgalang and G. Merapi (c. 1859).



Preliminary identification by Teysmann;4 S. Binnendijk forwarded the collection to Miquel (since 1859 professor at Utrecht); in total c. 100 numbers. The present location is not known to the author.



(1) cf. A. Gijzen: ‘’s Rijks Mus. Nat. Hist. 1820-1915’ (Thesis Leiden, Rotterdam 1938) p. 132-135.

(2) E.W.A. Ludeking: ‘Een reisje door de Padangsche Bovenlanden’ (Biang Lala 22, 1853, p. 135-159); ‘Natuur- en geneeskundige topographische schets der ass. res. Agam’ (Geneesk. Tijdschr. N.I. 9, 1862, p. 1-153; incl. plant list on p. 21-22); the latter paper reprinted under the title ‘Natuur- en geneeskundige topographic van Agam (S.W.K.)’ (’s-Gravenhage 1867; plant list on p. 23-24).

(3) E.W.A. Ludeking: ‘Schets van de residentie Amboina’ (’s-Gravenhage 1868).

(4) cf. Lists in Nat. Tijdschr. N.I. 20, 1859/60, p. 323 and in l.c. 22, 1860, p. 89-90.

cf. also sub 2.