Biographical data


Fruhstorfer, Hans


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

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


Born: 1866. Died: 1922, Munich, Germany.



From 1888-1905 insect dealer at Berlin, later settled as private collector at Geneva and Munich. He travelled in Ceylon and Penang (1889), Java (1891/94), Celebes, Bali & Lombok (1895/96), and besides in N. America, Japan, and in several parts of Asia.

Macromitrium fruhstorferi Card. is named after him.



He is cited as the collector of 62 nos of mosses on the Buakraeng ( = Wawakraeng, one of the summits of G. Bonthain) in SW. Celebes.1 This collection includes 12 new species and one new genus. He may have collected in other islands too; up till now no collection of phanerogams is known to us. 

Bryophytes from Celebes (1895), also in Herb. Edinb. [E].



(1) J. Cardot: ‘Note sur deux collections de Mousses de l’Archipel Indien’ (Rev. Bryol. 1901, p. 112-117).


biographical data:

The Entomologist 55, 1922, p. 144; in Musgrave, Bibliogr. Austr. Entom. 1775-1930, 1932; W. Horn & I. Kahle, Über entomologische Sammlungen etc. (Entomol. Beihefte II-IV, 1935/37), p. 83.