Collecting localities



Biographical data


Grashoff, Carl Wilhelm Ferdinand


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


Born: 1879, Seesen, W of Goslar, Harz, Germany. Died: June 17, 1916, Palembang, Sumatra.



Entomological and botanical collector who travelled for several years in the Malay Archipelago; successively in the employ of the entomologist H. Fruhstorfer (see there) 1902-05, of Professor Neisser (Breslau) 1905-07, and collected on behalf of Elbert, Moszkowski and Morin (= ? H. Morin, see there), Rosenstock and Förster, and from 1915 until his death for the Museum and Inquiry Office for Economic Botany at Buitenzorg (cf. sub K. Heyne). In the meantime (Dec. 1913-Dec. 1914) draughtsman with the tin-mining and (from September) working on behalf of the Museum at Blinjoe, Banka.

Rosenstock named some ferns after him.


Collecting localities:

1902-05. Visiting Sumatra and islands W of it: Enggano, Mentawei, and Batoe Isls; Bawean, Kangean (NE of Java); Bali (Lesser Sunda Isls)-1905-07. Sumatra and Java.-1913. Sumatra West Coast: Padangpandjang.-1914. Banka, at Belinjoe etc. (Sept.-Dec.). -1914-16. S. Sumatra, Palembang. Since May 1915 visiting Lematang Oeloe, Lematang llir, Moelak Oeloe Division, Moeara Doea, Komering Oeloe, Banjoeasin, the Koeboe region, Rawas, etc.



Probably no botanical collections were made prior to 1905; we do not have data about the collections made on behalf of Elbert, Moszkowski and Morin; the collections for Prof. Rosenstock (Gotha) (Herb. Berlin now [B]) (60 ferns in 1913)1 and for Förster were made near Padangpandjang in Sumatra West Coast Res.

In Herb. Bog. [BO]: collections 1914-16, viz nos 1-123 (Banka), nos 124-1152 (Palembang) ; Herb. For. Res. Inst. (with original labels) [BZF]; dupl. in Herb. Leiden [L].

Some living plants from Palembang to Hort. Bog. (pres. 1915).



(1) E. Rosenstock: ‘Filices sumatranae novae’ (Fedde Repert. 13, 1914, p. 212-221).


biographical data

Jaarb. Dept Landb. Nijverh. & Handel (Buitenzorg) 1916, p. 122; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.