Collecting localities



Biographical data


Almquist, Ernst Bernhard


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


Born: 1852, Skogs-Tibble, Uppland, Sweden. Died: 1946, Stockholm, Sweden.



Medical Officer and lichenologist of the Swedish voyage of the ‘Vega’, 1878-79.1 He took his M.D. at Uppsala in 1882, and was professor at Stockholm since 1891. The Superintendent of botanical work during the voyage was Dr Kjellman, Lecturer in Botany in the University of Uppsala.


Collecting localities:

Voyage in the ‘Vega’, 1878-79.1 Departure from Karlskrone (Sweden) (June 22, 1878), and Gothenburg (July 4); operating in arctic regions, but making the homeward voyage via Japan, Hongkong, Canton; Labuan (Nov. 17-20, 1879), part of the expedition (no botanists) making an excursion to the opposite shore of Borneo; short stay at Singapore (Nov. 28-Dec. 4); Ceylon, and home to Stockholm.



Herb. Uppsala [UPS], Herb. Stockholm [S]. Nylander described 48 lichens from Singapore, and 77 from Labuan.2

In Labuan a collection of fossil plants was made by members of the expedition; cf. also sub Treacher.



(1) Baron N.A.E. Nordenskiöld: ‘The voyage of the "Vega" round Asia and Europe (1878-79)’ (Engl. transl., London 1881).

The official record of the expedition was edited by Nordenskiöld, and consists of 5 octavo volumes.

(2) W. Nylander: ‘Sertum Lichenaeae tropicae e Labuan et Singapore’ (Paris 1891).


biographical data:

Wittrock, Icon. Bot. Berg., 1903, p. 28; l.c. 2, 1905, p. 2, t. 110, p. 206; Svenska Linné-Sällsk. Arsskr. 29, 1946, p. 66-67, + portr.