Collecting localities



Biographical data


Pineda, Antonio


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

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


Born: 1759, Guatemala, Centr. America. Died: June 21, 1792, Badoc, Illocos Prov., Luzon, P.I.



Was an official in the Spanish military service. He was the naturalist in charge of the natural history investigations of the Malaspina Expedition, 1789-94 (cf. sub Haenke and Née for detailed data). He accompanied Haenke on some foot-tours in Luzon, P.I. After his death a monument, now entirely destroyed, was erected at Manila.1

Some authors took him to be a zoologist, others to be a botanist.


Collecting localities:

He made a trip with J. de Cuellar (see there) to the extreme north of Luzon.



There is no record that he collected material of either botanical or zoological nature.



(1) E.D. Merrill: ‘The Pineda Monument and the probable site of the first botanical garden in the Philippines’ (Philip. Journ. Sci. C. Bot. 7, 1912, p. 363-369, t. 22).


biographical data:

‘Noticias sobre D. Antonio Pineda’ (Mem. lit., Madrid 1794) (non vidi); Colmeiro, La botanica y los botanicos etc., 1858, p. 182-183.