Biographical data


Holtermann, Carl


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


Born: 1866, Solvorn, Norway. Died: 1923, Berlin, Germany.



Botanist who took his Ph. Dr’s degree in 1893 at Bonn; he made a voyage to the tropics in 1895/96, visiting Ceylon, Borneo, Singapore, and Java. He stayed in Java from July 1895-May 1896, working for some time in the Foreigners’ Laboratory at Buitenzorg on the study and culture of different Fungi.1 Later he was for a longer sojourn in Ceylon, making comparative studies with Java.2 Professor of Botany at Berlin University.

He is the author of some books,3 and of papers on Fungi.



Herb. Berl. [B]: Fungi in spirit. Possibly phanerogams were collected too.



(1) cf. Dammerman in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 45, 1935, p. 20; and Boedijn in l.c. p.106, 109.

(2) cf. Sitz. Ber. Kgl. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. 1902.

(3) e.g.: ‘Mykologische Untersuchungen aus den Tropen’ (Berlin 1898); ‘Der Einfluss des Klimas auf den Bau der Pflanzengewebe. Anatom.-physiol. Untersuchungen in den Tropen’ (Leipzig 1907); ‘In den Tropenwelt’ (Leipzig 1912).


biographical data:

Ber. D.B.G. 41, 1923, p. 235 (1).