Jeppesen, Hans Lau


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

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


Born: 1892, Ulbølle, Fyn, Denmark.



Danish planter, in the employ of the Danish East Asiatic Company, from 1916-38 on Mount Austin Rubber Estates, Johore, when he retired to Denmark; returned to Malaya as Manager on Timor Estate in 1946; left for good in 1947, settling in Copenhagen. Interested in orchids.



Living orchids to Hort. Sing. (c. 1910-35); possibly some preserved in Herb. Sing. [SING].

In 1947 he collected at Zamboanga (Mindanao, P.I.),1946-47 in Malacca (Malay Penins.), c. 100 specimens; in Herb. Copenhagen [C] (sent for identification to Dr E.D. Merrill in 1948): 61 nos from S. Johore (Malaya), plants from Siam [= Thailand], and 15 from the Philippines..