Collecting localities




Modigliani, Elio


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


Born: 1860. Died: 1932.



Anthropologist-zoologist who travelled in Sumatra and some islands west of it, between the years 1886-94.


Collecting localities:

1886. W. Sumatra and P. Nias.1 Staying in W. Java, Batavia (March 15-23); Padang; Siboga (arriving Apr. 1); G. Sitoli on Nias (Apr. 14- );2 P. Nakko (= ? Hinako Isls) (June 27);3 G. Sitoli on Nias (Aug.); via Padang and Koetaradja (N. Sumatra) to Singapore.-1890-91. N. Sumatra, Batak Lands.4 Tapanoeli: Padangsidimpoean (Oct. 4, 1890), Siboga (Oct. 8), Pangheran Pisang (10), Taroetoeng (12-14); Batak Lands: Si Borong Borong (15), Balige (Toba) (Oct. 16-Nov. 17), Si Rambč (Nov. 19-Dec. 18), Bandar Pulo (= Bandar poelau), Tandjong Balai (Jan. 4, 1891), Balige (Jan. 25-March 2); back to Siboga (staying March 14-Apr. 3); Padang (Apr. 16); via Benkoelen to P. Enggano.5-1894. Mentawai Islands:6 Sipora.



Herb. Geneva [G]: 10 Musci from P. Enggano (purch. 1898). He evidently collected hepatics in Enggano too;7 as to phanerogams no data are available.

His entomological collections are in Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat., Genoa.



(1) E. Modigliani: ‘Escursione nell’ isola Nias (a Ovest di Sumatra)’ (Boll. Soc. Geogr. Ital. 23, 1886, p. 781-787, 854-862); ‘Un viaggio a Nias’ (Milano 1890).

(2) cf. Giorn. Soc. Lett. Conserv. Scient. fast. 7 (non vidi).

(3) cf. Boll. Soc. Geogr. Ital. 1886.

(4) E. Modigliani: Il lago Toba e il paese dei Batacchi nell’ isola di Sumatra’ (Boll. Soc. Geogr. Ital. 28, 1891, p. 201-226); ‘Fra i Batacchi indipendenti’ (l.c. p. 367-384); ‘Fra il lago di Toba e Bandar Pulo’ (l.c. p. 588-606, 633-664, w. pl.); ‘Fra i Batacchi indipendenti’ (Roma 1892).

(5) E. Modigliani: ‘L’isola delle donne. Viaggio ad Engano’ (Milano 1894).

(6) E. Modigliani: ‘Materiale per to studio dell’ isola Sipora (Mentawei)’ (Boll. Soc. Geogr. Ital. 35, 1898, p. 256-299, fig. 1a-13a).

(7) cf. Verdoorn in Ann. Bryol. suppl. vol. 4, 1934, p. 178.