Collecting localities



Biographical data


Radde, Gustav Ferdinand Richard I.


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

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


Born: 1831, Tiegenhof, Danzig, Germany. Died: 1903, Tiflis, Russia.



Got his education in Germany. He made his first voyage to the Crimea in the winter of 1852. He made extensive explorations in Asia. In 1863 Asst Director of the Tiflis Meteorological Observatory, since 1867 Director of the Caucasian Museum at Tiflis. He accompanied two Russian Grand-dukes, Alexander and Sergei Michailowitsch, on a voyage to the East (see below). He was awarded a honorary Dr’s degree at Breslau University.


Collecting localities:

Voyage in the ‘Tamara’, 1890-91.1 Sailing from Petersburg (end of Aug. 1890), Sebastopol (2/14 Oct.), Cairo, Aden, Suez, Ceylon; in Java visiting: Batavia (Nov. 23/Dec. 5), Buitenzorg (Bot. Garden), Bandoeng, Sinagar Estate (Priangan Res.), Semarang, Solo, Djokja and Borobudur; sailing from Semarang; visiting Baton (= Boetoeng) (Dec. 20- . .) and the Bay of Kendari (SE. Celebes), making a trip to a small islet and to a rivulet at the west end of the gulf;2 sailing (27) for Ambon,3 from where (31) to Ma(ng)kassar (SW. Celebes) (staying Jan. 2-11, 1891), making trips to Tello River (3), Goa (5), N of Makassar (9); weighing anchor (11) and on the way to Singapore; on the home voyage visiting Ceylon, Br. India: Himalaya, Darjeeling; and via Brindisi returning to Petersburg (Apr. 25/ May 7).1890



Herb. Tiflis [TB]:4 742 species coll. 1890-91. The collection of Little Nangk and Luzipara (= Lucipara) ( ? near Palembang, E of S. Sumatra) badly preserved!



(1) G.F.R. Radde: ‘23000 Miles in the Tamara’ (Petersburg 1892 and 1893, 2 vols, w. maps, Russian) (non vidi); letters in Ausland 1891, p. 741-748 (Mal. Archip.) and p. 761 (Ceylon); and in ‘Die Samml. Kaukas. Mus.’ 6,1912.

(2) cf. G. Radde: ‘Besuch auf Baton and Sud-Celebes’ (Globus 69, 1896, p. 151-155).

Ditto II (ibid. p. 171-174); ditto III (ibid. p. 187-191).

(3) G. R Radde: ‘Besuch an Amboina’ (Globus 69,1896,p.318-322; botanical excursion in Hitoe!).

‘Aus den asiatischen Tropen’ (Jahresber. Ver. Erdk. Dresden 5, 1896, p. 105-216). Dealing with the voyage from Makassar to Singapore and Ceylon.

(4) cf. Radde, Die Sammlungen des kaukasischen Museum, 1901, p. 5.


biographical data:

Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 9, 1888, p. 446; Schrift. Naturf. Ges. Danzig N.F. 11, 1904, p. xliii-xlv; Wittrock, Icon. Bot. Berg., 2, 1905, p. 189; Die Samml. d. Kaukas. Mus. 6, 1912, 2 prts w. ill. & portr. (in Russian and German).