Collecting localities



Burgeff, Hans


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


Born: 1883, Geisenheim (Rheingau), Germany.



Took his Ph. Dr’s degree at Jena (1909); Professor of Botany and Pharmacognosy, Würzburg Botanical Institute, Germany.

In 1927-28 he made .a voyage to Malaysia, working for some time in the Foreigners’ Laboratory at Buitenzorg.1

His special interest is root Fungi of orchids.2


Collecting localities:

1927-28.2 Travelling from Würzburg via Genoa, and Colombo; Singapore (Oct. 5, 1927); W. Java: Priok (9); Buitenzorg, making a trip to Tjiampea; via Tjiandjoer (28) to Tjibodas, and G. Gedeh-Pangrango; Buitenzorg (Nov. 13); Tjibodas (20), climbing G. Gedeh (Dec. 13-14); Buitenzorg (18), making some trips, e.g. to Depok (29), and G. Salak; to Prick (Jan. 3, 1928), sailing for the Philippines, Luzon: Manila (arriving Jan. 15); Mt Maquiling (21-24); trip by car (Jan. 29-Febr. 4) from the dry W. coast from Paete via Pagsanjan to Lucban, Luzena and Antimonan Forest Parks to Antimonan (Pacific coast); from Manila (Febr. 9) to Tarlac and the Zambales Mts in W. Luzon, from St Miguel to the O’Donell River, not reaching the Pinatubo chain; back at Manila (18); by car (22) to Bontoc (N. Luzon) via Baguio; returning via Sabangan, Malayan, Bean Pass, San Fernando to Manila; sailing (March 16) via Singapore, Belawan (making a short trip to Brastagi, Sumatra East Coast), back to Germany.



(1) cf. Dammerman in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 45, 1935, p. 48.

(2) H. Burgeff: ‘Saprophytismus and Symbiose Studien an tropischen Orchideen’ (Jena Fischer 1932; itinerary in ‘Nachschrift’).