Collecting localities



Larsen, Egon


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1928, Denmark. Died: accidentally killed in vehicle accident April 1969, Celebes (Sulawesi), Indonesia.



Took his M.Sc. in Forestry in Copenhagen; Scientific Officer, Forest Research Institute, New Zealand Forest Service, 1954-62); in the Seeds Section of the Forest Research Institute, Canberra, Australia, 1962-69.

He undertook seed collection expeditions to U.S.A. (1956), Mexico (1961), Timor and Flores (1968), and finally to Celebes (1969), especially for collecting Eucalyptus.

He was a member of the FAO Panel of Experts on Forest Gene Resources.


Collecting localities:

1968. Lesser Sunda Islands (July-Aug.): Timor, both Portuguese and Indonesian parts: NW. part of Portuguese Timor, collecting along the road from Dili to Maubisse (Turiscai) and from Dili to Ermera (both from sea-level to 5000 ft); by road from Dili to Kupang; by air to Flores, travelling by car from Endeh to Larantuka.-1969. SW. Celebes. South and west of Palopo (Apr.).



Eucalypts in FRI Herb., Canberra [FRI]. In Celebes also specimens of Casuarina sumatrana were collected.