Collecting localities



Biographical data


Knuth, Paul Erich Otto Wilhelm


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


Born: 1854, Greifswald, Germany. Died: 1899 (not 1900), Kiel, Germany.



Was appointed Professor of Botany at Kiel in 1895. He travelled for a year in Java,1 Japan, and W. America, on his return being ill. He was especially interested in flower biology.2


Collecting localities:3

W. Java: staying at the Foreigners’ Laboratory, Buitenzorg (Oct. 1898-March 1899), collecting in the Botanic Gardens; making trips to Bandoeng (Dec. 26, 1898), Tjibodas (Jan. 11-16, 1899); Islands in the Bay of Batavia, viz Agnieten Isls (Febr. 27) and P. Amsterdam (28).



Material in alcohol in the Show Mus. Berl.



(1) cf. Dammerman In Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 45, 1935, p. 23.

(2) Author of ‘Handbuch der Blütenbiologie’ (Leipzig 1898-99, 2 vols).

(3) Data derived from J.D. Alfken: ‘Die von P. Knuth auf seiner 1898/99 unternommene Reise nach Java, Japan and Kalifornien gesammelten Lepidopteren and Hymenopteren and die von diesen besuchten Pflanzen’ (Abh. Naturw. Ver. Bremen 18, 1905, p. 132-142).


biographical data:

Ber. D.B.G. 18, 1900, Gen. Vets. Heft p. (162)-(170), incl. bibliography.