Feddersen, Poul


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

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)


Born: 1888, Copenhagen, Denmark.



Civil engineer, planter and surveyor in the Malay Peninsula, in the employ of the Danish East Asia Company. Arrived in Malaya 1918; on Mount Austin Estate until 1924, when he left the Company’s service and started an orchid Garden in Johore. He left the East for good in 1926, and is now living at Sandbjerg per Hørsholm, Denmark.



He sent specimens of orchids1 and other plants to the Bot. Gard. Singapore (1916-. . ) (cf. Burkill in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 4, 1927, nos 4-5).



(1) P. Feddersen: ‘Notes on the Orchids of Johore’ (Sing. Naturalist 12, 1923, p. 80-85).