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Graeffe, Dr Eduard


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

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

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


Born: 1833, Zürich, Switzerland. Died: 1916, Laibach, Germany.



Swiss collector of Godefroy at Hamburg, Germany, who stayed for 11 years in the Samoa Islands. In 1862 and subsequent years he collected in the Fiji, Tonga and Ellices Islands; in 1872 returned to Europe. He accompanied the voyage of the ‘Planet’ (cf. itiner. etc. sub A. Kraemer), 1906- 07. Some time Inspector of a zoological station at Trieste.

The liverwort Anastrophyllum graeffei Jack & Steph. was named after him. He is commemorated in Carex graeffeana Boeck.

Author of ‘Samoa oder die Schifferinseln’ (Hamb. Mus. Godeffroy 1873).



Herb. Berl. [B]: marine Algae collected near New Guinea and in the Pacific.1 Herb. Hamb. [HBG] (acq. with Herb. Mus. Godefroy in 1886) collection from the Pacific (Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, etc., made in 1862).2

He may have collected N.G. phanerogams too.



(1) cf. O.C. Schmidt in Hedwigia 68, 1928, p. 19-86.

(2) B. Seemann: ‘New South Sea island plants’ (Seemann Journ. Bot. 2, 1864, p. 70-77).


biographical data:

Deutsche Entom. Zeit-schr. (Berl.) 1916, p. 605; Vierteljahrschr. Naturf. Ges. Zurich 61, 1916, p. 1-39 + portr.; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.


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E. Graeffe. 1916. Meine Biographie in meinem 80. Lebensjahre geschrieben.

Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 61: 1—39