Biographical data


Walter, Carl


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


Born: ? 1831, Mecklenburg, Germany. Died: 1907, ? Melbourne, Australia.



Photographer and excellent collector who went to Australia with Anatole Freiherr von Hügel (see there). He accompanied Reverend G. Brown (see there) of the Wesleyan Mission, on his voyage to the Bismarck Archipelago in 1875, collecting in Neu Lauenburg (= Duke of York Island) and Neu Pommern (= New Britain).1 Later he did a vast amount of botanical collecting in Victoria and south-eastern New South Wales during many years for Baron von Mueller. Finally he suffered from defective eyesight.

He is the author of some papers on Victorian plants.

Prostanthera walteri F. Muell. from Australia was named after him.



(1) cf. F. von Mueller, Descr. Not. Pap. Pl. 1, pt 1, p. 14.


biographical data:

Vict. Naturalist 24, 1907, p. 110, and l.c. 25, 1908, p. 114; Maiden in Rep. Assoc. Advanc. Sci. 13, 1911/12, p. 236 (he wrongly surmises Walter to have travelled in company of Carl von Hügel); Biogr. Index Britten & Boulger, 2nd ed. by Rendle, 1931.