Rimestadt, V.


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



Inhabitant of Malang, who imported orchids from the Malay region in Europe about 1900; he sent many plants to the firm of Sander & Sons at St Albans near London.

Phalaenopsis rimestadtiana Hort. was named after him (cf. Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936).



Besides to the above-mentioned firm, he sent living orchids to Hort. Bog. (pres. 1903, 1905), collected in Sumatra, Java (G. Ardjoeno and G. Smeroe in E. Java), Borneo, Ambon and New Guinea (e.g. Merauke, Dutch S. New Guinea). He probably employed native collectors.