Collecting localities




Ehrendorfer, Friedrich


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


Born: 1927, Vienna, Austria



Botanist educated at Vienna University (Ph.D. 1949), and attached to the Botany Department there from 1949-64 (Assistant, later Keeper). From 1955 teaching Systematic Botany, in 1962 Extraordinary Professor in Vienna. Visited the U.S.A. in 1952 and 1959. End 1964 Ordinary Professor at Graz University and from 1965 Head of the Institute for Systematic Botany and Director of the Botanic Garden, University of Graz; from 1971 Professor at Vienna University.

In Sept. 1964 he was awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science and a travel grant, which did materialize only in the 2nd half of 1966.1

His main interests are systematics, phylogenetic affinities and evolutionary patterns. The outcome of his studies resulted in several papers.

He made numerous excursions in Europe and the Mediterranean.


Collecting localities:1

1966. En route visiting Thailand, Singapore (Aug. 16-20), collecting during various excursions on the island. From Queensland paying a visit (Aug. 30-Sept. 11) to Papua and New Guinea: around Lae, Goroka, Wau, Bulolo and Port Moresby.



Mostly made in Australia, but also in Thailand and Malesia (see above), New Caledonia, and Ceylon. His Singapore plants are numbered 6600/1301 to 6600/1905; the New Guinea plants from 6600/3901 to 6600/5713. At present in the Botanical Institute, but private; presumably the 1st set will go to Vienna [W]; many duplicates.



(1) Cf. Fl. Mal. Bull. no 22, 1968, p. 1539-1540.