Collecting localities



Biographical data


Rechinger, Karl


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


Born: 1867, Vienna, Austria.



Botanist, from 1893-1902 Assistant in the University of Vienna, from 1902 until his retirement in 1922 Assistant Custodian of the ‘Hofmuseum’ there. In 1905 he made a voyage in the Pacific, accompanied by his wife Lily Rechinger-Favarger (born: 1880, Aussee in Stiermarken, Austria).1

Several plants were named after him and his wife.


Collecting localities:1

1905. Departing from Vienna (mid-March); via America to the Sandwich and Samoa Islands (May-Aug.); via New Zealand and Australia to the Bismarck Archipelago, N of E. New Guinea: Neu Pommern (= New Britain), arriving at Herbertshöhe (Sept. 10), visiting Massawa Bay (12), Baining Mts, Kaia Volcano (15); sailing (17) for the Solomon Islands: Bougainville and Buka (Sept. 18- . . ); Neu Pommern (Oct. 1-8): Herbertshöhe, visiting Vunakoker Volcano (Varzin) (4); former Kaiser- Wilhelmsland (= NE. New Guinea): Friedrichshafen (Oct. 10-11), probably before or after collecting on Siar Isl. in the Astrolabe Bay; via Hongkong, Singapore and Ceylon, back to Europe (Dec.).



Herb. Vienna [W].2 16 Piperaceae dupl. from New Guinea and Samoa in Herb. Decand. (Geneva [G]).



(1) cf. Ann. k.k. naturhist. Hofmus. Wien 21, 1936, Notizen p. 95-97.

K. Rechinger: ‘Deutsch Neu-Guinea. Streifzüge in Deutsch Neu-Guinea and auf den Salomons-Inseln. Eine botanische Forschungsreise’ (with L. Rechinger-Favarger, Berlin 1908); ‘Vegetationsbilder Neu-Guinea’ (Karsten u. Schenck, Vegetationsbilder VI. Reihe, Heft 2).

(2) K. Rechinger c.s.: ‘Botanische and zoologische Ergebnisse einer wissenschaftlichen Forschungsreise nach den Samoa-Inseln, dem Neuguinea-Archipel and den Salomons-Inseln’ (6 prts in Denkschr. Wiener Akad. 1908-15); ‘Plantae novae papuanae’ (Fedde Repert. 11, 1912, p. 179-187).


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.