Collecting localities



Biographical data


Christophersen, Erling


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

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


Born: 1898, Oslo, Norway.



Botanist, educated at Yale University, where he took his Ph.Dr’s degree in 1924. From 1924-25 Fellow Bishop Museum, Honolulu; at the University and on the staff of the Botanic Garden at Oslo, 1925-29; Botanist of the Bernice P. Bishop Museum and Professor of Botany at Honolulu, Hawaii, 1929-33; in 1929 attended the 4th Pac. Sci. Congress in Java. From 1933 onwards Curator of the Botanical Museum, Roy. Frederick University, Oslo. Leader of a scientific expedition to Tristan da Cunha in 1937/38. From 1947 Cultural Attaché to the Roy. Norwegian Embassy at Washington, D.C.


Collecting localities:

1929. During the Pan-Pacific Science Congress. At least on Krakatau (Soenda Straits);1 W. Java: Buitenzorg, G. Gedeh-Pangrango2 and Tjibodas, probably near Priok, Islands in the bay of Batavia; Centr. Java: Tjilatjap; E. Java: G. Tengger, and Madoera Isl.



About 400 nos in Herb. Oslo [O]; no duplicates distributed, though possibly some retained in Herb. Bog. [BO], where the collection was identified. Also plants in Herb. Göteborg [GB].



(1) E. Christophersen: ‘Krakataus nye vegetasjon’ (Naturen no 11, 1934, p. 321-335, 6 fig.).

(2) E. Christophersen: ‘Litt om plantel ivet de javanske vulkaner Gedeh og Pangerango’ (Naturen 60, 1936, p. 289-295, 5 fig.).


biographical data:

Amer. Men of Sci. 1938.