Beccari, Odoardo (1843-1920) R.E.G. Pichi Sermolli & C.G.G.J. van Steenis, Dedication, Fl. Males. I, 9 (1983) (6)-(44), 3 portr. Full biographical account of this versatile explorer in Sarawak, West New Guinea and Central Sumatra, and palm taxonomist, prolific writer in Italian whose work at Florence has been traced in detail, with bibliography, lists of published letters, list of maps prepared by him (several in New Guinea), biographical papers and travel accounts (also in Ethiopia), and some works about his plant collections. His considerable zoological collections are mentioned in passing.