Collecting localities




Stein, Georg Hermann Wilhelm


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


Born: 1897, Ziltendorf, Güben, Germany.



Teacher at secondary schools, self-educated in natural sciences, specially interested in zoology and geology. He travelled in the eastern part of the Malay Archipelago;1 unfortunately his diaries were lost during war years and his narrative will never be completed.

He made botanical collections too; some plants were named after him (cf. Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936).


Collecting localities:

1931. W. New Guinea.1 In the beginning of the year via Waigeo(u) to Manokwari; via Miosnom (= Mios Noem) (Febr. 17) to the island of Japen (or Jobi), Seroei (18), staying 7 weeks on the island, the highest bivouac being at 1000 m alt.; Numfor (= P. Noemfoor) (short stay); Manokwari; Waigeo(u) (May 6-June 16): sailing into Majalibit Bay, Lupintol, and crossing the lake to kp. Warmek (staying from May 9-18); mountainous hinterland of Warmek (20-28); Lam-Lam Mts in the N. part of the island (May 31-June 5), and visiting kp. Liunsok and Lupintol; back at Manokwari, from where via Numfor and Japen (Seroei) (July 6-17) to the S. point of Geelvink Bay, Wainami (= Nabire); by proa along the coast to the mouth of the Wanggar, ascending it for 6 days; march through the central mountains (setting out July 28), crossing the Waissai and the Menoo, making camp on the latter river; along the spur of the Weyland MIS, the G. Kunupi; while his wife stayed in bivouac, he went for some time to G. Sumuri; back in Kunupi bivouac (1500 m); about the end of Oct. returning to the coast, Wanggar (staying 16 days); by proa to Wainami; Manokwari; Ternate, from where sailing for the Lesser Sunda Islands.-1932. Timor: Tjamplong (Jan. 26), G. Moetis (Febr. 18-March 6); Niki-Niki, Soepoel (March); Port. Timor: Mt Ramelau (= Fatamailau) (Apr. 30-May 4). Making zoological collections in Sumba.



Herb. Berl. [B]: 623 nos from W. New Guinea and neighbouring islands, 607 nos from Timor (purch. 1931/33); the latter evidently numbered in continuation of the New Guinea collection.

The collection was partly elaborated.2



(1) G. Stein: ‘Eine Forschungsreise nach Niederländisch-Ostindien. 1. Teil Neu Guinea’ (Journ. f. Ornith. Berl. 81, 1933, p. 253-310).

For data on Waigeo cf. also Novit. Zool. 38, 1932, p. 129-130.

(2) L. Diels: ‘Matoniacea nova papuasica’ (Notizbl. Berl. Dahl. 11, 1932, p. 311).

Palmae by Burret in Notizbl. Berl. Dahl. 11, 1933, p. 704-713.

Orchidaceae by J.J. Smith in ‘Beitr. Flor. Papuas.’ 20 (=Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 66,1934, p.161-215).

I. Rensch: ‘Farne and Barläppe der Sunda-Expedition Rensch (Unter Beziehung einer Aufsammlung G. Stein’s von Timor)’ (Hedwigia 74, 1934, p. 224-256, pl. 7).

J. von Malm: ‘Einige bemerkenswerte Arten aus den Steinschen Sammlung aus Timor’ (Fedde Repert. 41, 1937, p. 295-296).

In ‘Beitr. Flora Papuasiens’ (Engl. But. Jahrb. 1934→).