Collecting localities



Biographical data


Sargent, Charles Sprague


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


Born: 1841, Boston, Mass., U.S.A. Died: 1927, Brooklyn, Mass., U.S.A.



Studied botany and horticulture; in 1872 appointed first Director of Harvard Botanic Garden and Professor of Horticulture besides (1872-73); Nov. 1872 Director of the Arnold Arboretum (1879 resigning the Harvard Garden). In 1892 he made a voyage to Japan, in 1903 a tour around the world, and in 1905-06 he visited S. America. He made the first attempt to reafforest the prairies.1

Some plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:2

1903. During his tour around the world he paid a visit to W. Java (Buitenzorg, and Tjibodas on the slope of Mt Gedeh) (Oct. 15-16), and Singapore (28).



Herb. Arn. Arbor. [A]: large botanical collections of the above-mentioned tour; no duplicates, nor diaries or notes.

Sargent is cited to have collected a Rhizophora on the shore of Johore Strait, Malay Peninsula, on Oct. 27, 1913. Probably the cited year should be 1903.



(1) Author of ‘The Silva of North America’ (1891-1902, 14 vols); ‘Manual of the trees of North America’ (Boston, l st ed. 1905); cf. also Bibliography in Journ. Arn. Arbor. 8, 1927, l.c. below.

(2) cf. Versl. Pl. Tuin Buitenzorg for 1903, p. 24.


biographical data:

Wittrock, Icon. Bot. Berg., 2, 1905, p. 201; Journ. Arn. Arbor. 8, 1927, p. 69-86, w. portr. & bibliogr.; Kew Bull. 1927, p. 221-223; Curtis’ Bot. Magaz. Dedic. 1827-1927, p. 335-336, + portr.; Journ. Bot. 65, 1927, p. 151-152; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.