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Grassl, Dr Carl Otto


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

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


Born: 1908, Menominee, Mich., U.S.A.



A.B. and A.M. from the University of Michigan, 1932 and 1933. Of the U.S. Sugar Crops Field Station at Canal Point, Florida, returned medio 1957 from a sugar-cane expedition to New Guinea. He collected over 40 species of native Andropogoneae. A cytological study of these grasses will be made by R.P. Celarier of Oklahama Agricultural and Mechanical College, in connection with the pastures research program of that institution. Grassl will use some of the wild grasses in sugar-cane breeding experiments.


Collecting localities:

USDA Sugar Cane Expedition, 1957.1 Austr. New Guinea (Mar. 15-end of Apr.): between Laloki and Brown Rivers near Port Moresby, Warida R., Sepik R., Ramu R., Erap R., Markham R., Tauri R., Kaisenik near Wau, Snake R., Bulolo-Lae Rd, Gogol R., Madang, near Wewak, Bainyik etc. near Maprik (Sepik drainage), Sepik R., Nondugl, Purari drainage, Baiyer R., Kikori drainage; Dutch New Guinea (May): Manokwari, Wosi R., Anadi R., Bami R., Sorong, Ransiki, Anggi Lakes, Biak, Wissel Lakes, Merauke, Hollandia; Austr. New Guinea (fortnight in early June): Ramu R., Bainyik near Maprik (Sepik drainage), Sepik R.; New Britain: Keravat; Solomon Is (8 days, mid-June): Guadalcanal, Florida I., Buka I.; Austr. New Guinea (10 days): New Britain, near Keravat; Epo, near Mekeo; Popondetta.



Andropogoneae from New Guinea, specimens made from flowering living plants, will be deposited in the specialized herbarium at Canal Point, Florida. Earlier collections from Canada, and Michigan, in Herb. Un. Michigan [MICH]; Andropogoneae from Centr. America and E. Africa in Nat. Herb. Wash. [US] and in Florida.

Large living collections of Saccharum from New Guinea in Canal Point, Florida.



(1) J.N. Warner & Carlo O. Grassl: ‘The 1957 Sugar Cane Expedition to Melanesia’ (Hawaiian Plant. Rec. 55, 1958, p. 209-236, f. 1-14, App. A-G, incl. map).


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