Collecting localities



Biographical data


Busse, Walter Carl Otto


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


Born: 1865, Berlin, Germany. Died: 1933, Rome, Italy.



Was educated at Freiburg, taking his Ph. Dr’s degree in 1893; of the Agricultural College at Berlin. He made a trip to Java in 1902-031 and worked for some time in the Treub Laboratory of the Botanic Gardens at Buitenzorg. At the time of his death he was a permanent member of the Internat. Agric. Institute at Rome.


Collecting localities:

Java (Oct. 1902-Febr. 1903). W. Java: environs of Buitenzorg (Oct. 1902); Priangan Res., G. Tangkoeban Prahoe, Lembang, Pengalengang, G. Papandajan, Sitoe Bagendit, near Garoet, Tjikadjang (all localities in Nov.); Centr. Java: Solo (Jan. 1903); E. Java: base and slope of G. Smeroe (Jan.). He collected in Singapore in 1903, probably on the way home.



Herb. Berl. [B]: nos 1410-2048, composed of about 100 useful plants (Java) etc., several hundreds of lichens (Java and Singapore). 250 Pathological objects were presented to the ‘Biologische Reichsanstalt’.



(1) W. Busse: ‘Die Cinchona-Kultur auf Java mit besonderer Berücksichtigung von Kamerun and Deutsch-Ostafrika’ (Tropenpflanzer 10, 1906, p. 15-32, 5 pl.); ‘Über Aufgaben des Pflanzenschutzes in den Kolonien” (Verb. Deutsch. Kol. Kongr. 1905, Berlin 1906, p. 30-43).

(2) S.H. Koorders: ‘Versuch einer Arten-Aufzählung der von Dr W. Busse in Java gesammelten Embryophyta Siphonogama’ (Nat. Tijdschr. N.I. 63, 1904, p. 49-60).


biographical data:

Hedwigia 74, 1934, p. (139); Ber. D.B.G. 51, 1933, p. (61)-(71) + portr.