Biographical data


Peitsch, Georg Joseph


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


Born: 1788, Bruchsaal, Baden, Germany.



Army Surgeon, contemporary of Blume; in 1827 appointed Head of the D.E.I. Medical Service (Civil and Military); in 1836 he went to Europe.



He is cited by Blume1 as a contributor of scientific material from Java, and by Engler2 as a collector in Banda (Moluccas).

From a letter in the ‘Rijksarchief’3 it is evident that Peitsch sent a collection of useful plants from Banda to Blume, in about 1832; the collection was incorporated in Herb. Leiden [L]. This is probably identical with the collection listed sub Anonymous, Moluccas.



(1) In ‘Flora Javae’ (Nova series 1, 1858, p. iii), and in ‘Rumphia’ (1, 1835, p. v).

(2) cf. Pflanzenreich Heft 64, 1916, p. 27.

(3) Brief Min. Binn. Zaken, sent by Blume, 25 Febr. 1834, No 108, 5e afd. (dated 24 Febr. 1834); seen by Dr H.C.D. de Wit.


biographical data:

No. Stamb. off. K.N.I.L. no. 388, p. 24.