Collecting localities



Biographical data


Kehding, F.


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

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



Of the firm of Kehding at Medan, Sumatra East Coast; in the eighties German consul.1 Luerssenia kehdingiana Kuhn was named after him in the year 1882.


Collecting localities:

1878-?88. Singapore and the southern part of the Malay Peninsula; Perak and Malacca.-Sumatra East Coast: Langkat (prob. before 1882).



Fr. Kehding sent plants from Singapore to Beccari in 1879, collections dated Dec. 18782 and July 1879. In Herb. Florence [FI]. Several of his Malayan plants with Herb. Beccari in Florence [FI].

Some of his Sumatra ferns were described by Chr. Luerssen,3 erroneously cited as coming from West, instead of East Sumatra.



(1) F. Kehding: ‘Extracts from notes on Sultanate of Siak by H.A. Hymans van Anroij’ (Journ. Str. Br. Roy. As. Soc. no 17, 1887, p. 151-157); ‘Sumatra in 1886 (Statistics concerning)’ (l.c. no 18, 1887, p. 345-349).

(2) cf. Beccari, Malesia, vol. 3 sub Palmae and other families.

(3) ‘Zur Farnflora Hinterindiens and West-Sumatra’ (Bot. Centr. Bl. 11, 1882, p. 26-31, 76-79).


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb. 1936.