Collecting localities



Biographical data


Reynaud, A.A.M.


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


Born: 1804, Toulon, France.



Surgeon in the French Navy, who accompanied the voyage of the corvette ‘La Chevrette’ (see below) and made botanical collections at his own expense. In 1830 he was appointed teacher at the Medical School at Brest, in 1858 Chief Inspector of the Medical Service; pensioned off in 1872.

He is commemorated in the genus Reynaudia Kunth and in a species of Arundo.


Collecting localities:

Voyage in ‘La Chevrette’, 1827-28.1 Sailing from Toulon (May 29, 1827); Bourbon; Pondicherry; Madras, Calcutta, Rangoon, Peg(o)u; back at Pondicherry (Jan. 17, 1828); sailing (22) for Ceylon; staying for 18 days at Trinquemaly, and back to Pondicherry; sailing (Apr. 2) for W. Java: Batavia (20 days’ stay); via Sunda Strait (Anjer) to Pondicherry; a month later returning to France via False-bay; Hâvre (Dec. 11).



Herb. Paris [P]: 900 nos of the voyage of the ‘Chevrette’; dupl. in Herb. Leiden [L]. Herb. Kew [K]: plants from Reynaud, India (pres. 1886) ( ? identical). See also Raynaud.

He was assisted in collecting by de Blosseville and Gabert. He brought home several drawings of plants and animals.



(1) cf. Reports of Capt. M. Fabré etc. in Ann. Marit. et Colon. 1829, 2e partie tome 1, p. 600-618.


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.