Biographical data


Riche, Claude Antoine Gaspard


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

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1762, Chamelet en Beaujolais, France. Died: 1797, Mont d’Or, France.



Naturalist on board of the ‘Espérance’ (1791-94) (itiner. etc. see sub Billardičre). Riche made the entomological collection and assisted with the botanical one. His name might figure on the labels of the collected plants. He was allowed to return to France in about July 1794; after having been interned (since May) at Angké.

He is commemorated in the genus Richea R.Br. and in several plant species.

His MSS are in Libr. Nat. Hist. Mus. Paris.



Part of his Mauritius and Reunion plants have been mislabelled ‘Java’.


biographical data:

Pritzel, Thes. Lit. Bot., 1872; Journ. & Proc. Roy. Soc. N.S.W. 43, 1910, p. 130-131.