Collecting localities



Biographical data


Hochstetter, Ferdinand von


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


Born: 1829, Esslingen, Austria. Died: 1884, Oberdöbling near Vienna, Austria.



Studied theology and natural sciences; in 1856 appointed University Lecturer in the University of Vienna. He undertook the geology department of the ‘Novara’ expedition (see below). From 1860-81 Professor of Mineralogy and Geology at the Polytechnical Institute, Vienna.


Collecting localities:

Voyage in the ‘Novara’, 1857-59;1 cf. sub Jelinek (detailed itiner. etc.). Hochstetter and von Scherzer made some trips in Priangan Res., W. Java, visiting: G. Tangkoeban Prahoe (May 18, 1858, from Lembang) and exploring the vicinity of the Tjitaroem. From Luzon (P.I.) he mentions to have visited Jalajala and Binangonan, returning June 22, 1858, at Manila. In Dec. 1858 Hochstetter stayed behind in New Zealand,2 returning at the end of next year to Austria (Jan. 9, 1860 at Trieste).



Principally ferns; the fern collection from New Zealand in Herb. Vienna [W], probably the material from elsewhere too.



(1) ‘Reise der Oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858 and 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair’ (Wren 1861-75). The geological part (1865-66) by HochstetterR and others.

F. von Hochstetter: ‘Geologische Ausflüge auf Java’ (l.c. Geol. Theil, vol. 2, p. 113-152); ‘Gesammelte Reiseberichte von der Erdumsegelung der Fregatte Novara 1857-59’ (Wien 1885, w. portr. and introd.).

(2) F. v. Hochstetter: ‘Neuseeland’ (Stuttgart 1863).


biographical data:

Portr. In Hochstetter, Gesammelte Reiseberichte l.c. sub Liter. 1.; Encyclop. N.I. 2, 1918.