Collecting localities



Biographical data

Photo gallery


Guttenberg, Hermann von


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


Born: 1881, Trieste, Austria.



Was appointed Extraordinary Professor (subsequently Professor) of Botany in the University of Berlin in 1919; since 1923 Director of the Botanical Institute and of the Botanic Garden of the University at Rostock. In 1928-29 he made a study tour to Ceylon and the Dutch East Indies.1

Author of many plant anatomical and physiological papers.2

Dendrobium guttenbergii J.J.Sm. was named after him.


Collecting localities:

In the Dutch East Indies (Nov. 1928-April 1929) he visited: Java, Noesa Kambangan, Bali (Lesser Sunda Isls) and Sumatra (Fort de Kock and Brastagi, resp. in West Coast and East Coast) (Apr. 1929).



Herb. Rostock. He collected some plants in Sumatra.

In Hort. Rostock: Sumatra orchids.



(1) cf. Dammerman in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 45, 1935, p. 49.

(2) e.g. ‘Studien an Pflanzen der Sunda-Inseln’ (Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 44, 1934, p. 1-62, pl. 1-12).


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl.Woordenb., 1936.


photo gallery:

S. Sárkány. 1975. In memoriam Prof. Hermann v. Guttenberg.

Bot. Közlem. 62: 79—83