Collecting localities



Biographical data


Hunger, Friedrich Wilhelm Tobias


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

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


Born: 1874, Amsterdam, Holland. Died: 1952, Voorschoten, Holland.



Studied botany at Leiden, Jena and Brussels, taking his degree in 1898 at Jena; in 1899 for some months Acting Chief of the division Botanical Laboratories of the Botanic Garden at Buitenzorg, and since August of the same year attached to the Laboratory for Deli tobacco; in June 1904 leaving the East; University Lecturer in Tropical Botany at Utrecht, 1905-06; Director of the General Experiment Station for Agriculture (Buitenzorg, Java), 1906-10; University Lecturer in the History of Botany at Leiden, 1917-24; in 1936 appointed Director of the Institute for the History of Medical, Natural and Mathematical Science.

In 1920-21 he made a study tour to Borneo, New Guinea and Sumatra, in the interest of the culture of Cocos and Elaeis.

Author of papers on the history of botany and an extensive treatise on the coco-nut tree.1


Collecting localities:

Malay Peninsula: Penang Hill (190.); he visited Penang in 1900 (staying a month on sick-leave), in the 2nd half of June 1902, and possibly on the way back to Europe in 1904.



Herb. Bog. [BO]: 25 ferns from Penang Hill (pres. 1904, sent from Utrecht).



(1) ĎCocos nucifera. Handboek voor de kennis van de cocospalm in Ned. IndiŽ, zijn geschiedenis, beschrijving, cultuur en productení (Amsterdam 1916, 2nd ed. 1920).


biographical data:

Wie is dat? ed 2-4; Ber. Deut. Bot. Ges. 68a, 1955, p. 33-36, incl. bibliogr.