Biographical data


Behr, Hermann Hans


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1819, Köthen, Germany. Died: 1904.



A medical man who was for a long time a resident in South Australia. In Dec. 1849 he wrote a letter from Manila telling of his plan to stay there and to set up as a medical practitioner. Later he settled in California. Author of some botanical papers1.

Aristida behriana F.Muell. was named in his honour.



He made natural history collections; Australian plants in Herb. Melbourne [MEL]. As yet no Philippine collections known.



(1) E.g.: ‘Synopsis Genera of Vascular Plants San Francisco’ (1884).


biographical data:

Bot. Zeit. 7, 1849, p. 873; ibid. 8, 1850, p. 335; Dörfler, Bot. Adressbuch 1902, p. 240; Britten & Boulger, Biogr. Index, 2nd ed. by Rendle, 1931; Index Herb. pt 2 A-D, 1954.