Collecting localities


Biographical data


Benecke, Franz F.


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

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


Born: 1857, Berlin, Germany. Died: 1903, Berlin, Germany.



Studied botany in Germany; since 1889 employed by the Semarang Sugar Experiment Station, in 1890 appointed Director of the said institution. In 1893 the Experiment Station was transferred to Bojolali and discontinued in 1894; subsequently Benecke got a situation in Brazil. In 1895 he returned to Berlin, mentally unfit for intellectual work.

Isachne beneckei Hack. was named after him.


Collecting localities:

De Wildeman mentions Algae from Semarang and Klaten, Centr. Java, collected by Benecke. Collected also in E. Java, Mar.-Apr. 1891.



Two Java grasses in U.S. Nat. Herb. Wash. [US]; dupl. in Vienna [W].


biographical data:

Ber. D.B.G. 21, 1903, Gen. Vets. Heft p. (23)-(31), incl. bibliogr.; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.