Collecting localities




Sterly, Joachim


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1926, Bremen, Germany.



Took his Ph.D. at the University of Cologne, Germany (1963), and subsequently got a grant from the ‘Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft’ (1963-66).1 Founder and chairman of the ‘Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ethnomedizin’ (1970), and Editor of the periodical ‘Ethnomedizin’ from 1971 onwards. From 1970-73 he was once more awarded a grant and made a study of ethnobotany, medicinal plants and medicinal sociology in the New Guinean highlands.2 End 1973 appointed lecturer of ethnology and theoretical anthropology at the University of Cologne.


Collecting localities:

1971. Territory of Papua and New Guinea (June 1-Dec. 30): Port Moresby, Lae, Madang, Rabaul (New Britian), Goroka, Mt Hagen, and Kundiawa. Collecting was done in Chimbu Valley, Chimbu Distr., Central Highland, viz: in Lower Chimbu, territory of the Kamanuku tribe (environs of Kundiawa and Porol Range), and in Upper Chimbu, territory of the Kuglkane tribe (environs of Womatne south of Gembogl).



About 300 useful plants of the Kamanuku and Kuglkane, Herb. Hamb. [HBG].



(1) His bibliographical study resulting in ‘Heilpflanzen der Einwohner Melanesiens’ (Hamburg 1970).

(2) J. Sterly: ‘Krankheiten and Krankenbehandelung bei den Chimbu im Zentralen Hochland von Neu-Guinea’ (Buske Verlag Hamburg 1973).