Collecting localities



Eichler, Hansjoerg


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


Born: 1916, Ravensburg, SW. Germany.



Botanist, educated at Berlin, Vienna and Halle Universities (Dr. rer. nat., Halle 1950; Ph.D., Adelaide 1959). From 1936-43 he worked in the Berlin Museum, from 1944-53 in the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut fur Kulturpflanzenforschung at Vienna; in 1953 a guest at the University of Parma, and from 1954-55 a guest at the Rijksherbarium Leiden, revising Malesian Ranunculaceae with a German research grant. Since 1955 Keeper of the State Herbarium of South Australia, Adelaide. In 1973 Curator of the C.S.I.R.O. Herbarium, Canberra.


Collecting localities:

1965. Territory of New Guinea: Aiyura (Apr. 15), Kainantu (15-16), Gabari near Lae (18), Keglsugl-Mt Wilhelm (22-28), Tomba, along Mt Hagen-Wabag road (30), Kubalis, Wabag-Laiagam road; Lake Iviva; Lagaip-Kandep divide (May 1), Merimanta; Lake Birip (2).



Collected widely in Central and Southern Europe, but lost first collection (about 8000 nos) in Berlin [B], 1943; new collection c. 19.000 of which c. 7000 are Australian. About 100 New Guinea plants, nos 18186-18287, in Herb. Lae [LAE] and Adelaide [AD]. Selected dupl. were sent to other herbaria.