Collecting localities


Biographical data


Kersting, Otto


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


Born: 1863, Riga, Latvia.



Name sometimes erroneously with the initial H. or W. Physician who made expeditions in Africa (1893-94) and New Guinea (see below); from 1897-1909 he stayed in W. Africa (Togo); in 1910 appointed ‘Bezirksamtsmann’ (bailiff) in Yap and ? subsequently in Kaiser-Wilhelmsland.

Several plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:

1896. Kaiser-Wilhelmsland Expedition in NE. New Guinea; cf. sub Lauterbach (detailed itiner., liter., etc.) and Tappenbeck.



Herb. Berl. [B]: coll. Lauterbach & Kersting & Tappenbeck 931 nos. We met with plants of his numbered upwards of 2000; ? in Lauterbach series.


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.