Biographical data


Hansemann, A. (von)


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


Born: 1826, Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany. Died: 1903, Berlin, Germany.



Founder (1885) and Director of the German New Guinea Company and of the German-Asiatic Bank. He was a promoter of the botanical exploration of former Kaiser-Wilhelmsland.

He was commemorated in the genus Housemannia K. Schum., in some plant species, and in the Hansemann Gebirge (= Mts).



According to Schlechter he collected plants, e.g. Rhododendrons in NE. New Guinea. Probably occasionally only.


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.