Collecting localities




Schlencker, Mary Elizabeth Sarah Cribb


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


Born: 1870, ‘Fairholme’, Milton, Brisbane, Australia.



Wife of Reverend H.P. Schlencker, officer of the London Missionary Society, came to New Guinea in February 1905; they were successively stationed at Kalaigolo (1905), Boku (1910), and Orokolo (March 1912); in July 1926 Mr Schlencker’s health forced them to leave for Australia.

Castanopsis schlenckerae Baill. was named after her.


Collecting localities:

SE. New Guinea, Papua, between 1905-26, at: Kalikodobu, Boku, Henty Range, and Orokolo.



Herb. Brisbane [BRI], identified and described by F.M. Bailey, and C.T. White.1



(1) The results published in his ‘Contributions to the flora of British New Guinea’ series in Queensl. Agric. Journ. 22, 1909, p. 147-150; l.c. 23, 1909, p. 158-159, 218-220, 261-263; l.c. 24, 1910, p. 20-23; cf. also White in Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensl. 34, 1922, p. 5-65.