Smith, Christian


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



Is cited by Cowan (in Not. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 16, 1932, p. 277) as the collector of a Wendlandia, no 13 of his collection, in Java (Jan. 25, 1819). The only collector of that name known to me, is the professor of the University of Christiania, who was botanist with Capt. Tuckeyís expedition to the Congo in 1816, and died in the same year in Africa.1 He cannot possibly be the collector of the cited Java plant.



(1) cf. Biogr. Index Britten & Boulger in Journ. Bot. 37, 1899, p. 79.