Collecting localities



Biographical data


Stoliczka, Ferdinand


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

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)


Born: 1838, Hochwald, Moravia, Austria. Died: June 19, 1874, Shayok, Ladak, Br. India.



Was educated at Prague, and at the University of Vienna, where he graduated Ph.Dr. In 1861 he joined the Austrian Geological Survey, and in the next year was appointed palaeontologist of the Geological Survey of India. He made several Himalayan and other expeditions. During a 3-month leave he visited and explored portions of Burma, the Malay Peninsula, the Andamans and Nicobar Islands. In 1873 he was selected as naturalist and geologist to accompany a mission dispatched by the Indian Government to Yarkand etc.; he died on the home voyage.


Collecting localities:1

He left Calcutta on July 31, 1869, travelled via Akyab and Rangoon, spent 16 days each at Moulmein and in Penang, i.e. in August he visited and collected in Penang (16 days), Malacca (1 day), and Singapore (8 days). He then proceeded via P. Penang to the Nicobars and the Andamans, reaching Calcutta by the 14th of October.



Herb. Vienna [W]: ‘Plantae Indiae orientalis’ (445). Kurz sent material of Sapindaceae collected by Stoliczka to Radlkofer for identification;2 probably preserved ín Herb. Calcutta [CAL].

A Czech paper3 could not be consulted, but it probably has nothing to do with his botanical collections.



(1) cf. in ‘Memoir’ (cited below sub Biogr. Data) and in a letter published in Verh. Geol. Reichsanstalt Wien 39, 1870, p. 23-28.

(2) cf. Act. Congr. internat. bot. etc. a Amsterdam en 1877, 1878, p. 39 of the reprint.

(3) J. Palacky: ‘Reliquiae Stoliczkianae’ (in Nàkladem král-ceskí spolecnosti nank, due 29, 1881) (non vidi).


biographical data:

Nature 10, 1874, p. 185-186; Memoir of the Life and Work of ... by V. Ball in Scient. Res. Second Yarkand Mission, London, 1886, 36 pp., incl. bibliogr.; Bretschneider, Hist. Bot. Disc. China 1898, p. 798-800; Buckland, Dict. Ind. Biogr., 1906.