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Gyldenstolpe, Sofia Margareta Emilia (Greta) Heijkenskjöld


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


Born: 1894, Skinnskatteberg, Sweden.



Married Count Nils C.G.F. Gyldenstolpe in 1917. She was interested in botany since childhood and accompanied her husband on a zoological ex­pedition to New Guinea.1


Collecting localities:

1951. E. New Guinea: Mt Hagen District (Aug.-Nov.), bivouacs in Wahgi Valley (c. 1600 m), at Nondugl (c. 1600 m), and in the Wahgi Mts near Weiga (Oct. 1-3, c. 2300 m).



C. 130 species in Herb. State Mus. Stockholm [S]. Ferns identified by Dr Alston, phanerogams by Dr van Steenis. Besides those she collected insects, mosses,2 and lichens in New Guinea.



(1) A popular account of the expedition will be published in Sweden under the joint authorship of her and her husband under the title ‘Orört land’ (Wahlström & Wildstrand, Stockholm).

(2) E.B. Bartram: ‘Additional mosses from Northeast New Guinea’ (Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 41, 1953, p. 397-401).


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