Biographical data


Doleschall, Carl Ludwig


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


Born: 1827, Vag-Ujhely, Hungary. Died: 1859, Ambon, Moluccas.



A physician who was educated at Vienna University; in 1853 appointed surgeon in the D.E.I. Army and stationed successively at Weltevreden, Ambarawa (fort Willem I, Centr. Java), Djokja (Centr. Java) and in Ambon (since 1856). His special interest was the study of invertebrates; in Ambon he was placed under Dr O. Mohnicke (see there), who himself had a wide interest in natural history.

He made many tours in the island, also to the part called Leitimor.1



Herb.Berl. [B]; Herb. Vienna [W]: Ambon plants, incl. lichens;2 > 390 nos. Some dupl. in Herb. Utrecht [U].

He evidently collected in Java too, Miquel cited a number 101 from there.3 He arrived at Batavia on Sept. 14, 1853.



(1) Author of: ‘Korte karakterschets der flora van Amboina’ (Nat. Tijdschr. N.I. 14, 1857, p. 139-144; herein several particulars on Leitimor); cf. also ‘Auszüge aus Briefen’ (Verh. k.k. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien 4, 1854, p. 51-58; l.c. 5, 1855, p. 111-116; 12, 1862, p. 801-808); extract of these letters transl. into Dutch in De Gids 29, 1865, p. 134-158.

(2) cf. A.V. Krempelhuber: ‘Flechten aus Amboina’ (Verb. k.k. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien 1871, 12 pp., pl. 6-8).

cf. also Miquel in Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat.

(3) In Ann. Mus. Bot. Lugd. Bat. 4,1868/69, p. 290.


biographical data:

De Gids 29, 1865, p. 133-158; in Mohnicke, Blicke auf das Pflanzen- und Thierleben in den Niederländischen Malaienländern, 1883, p. 560, footnote 1.