Luerssen, Christian?


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



Probably Christian (1843-1916), the well-known pteridologist. In the Index Herb. Pt II (Regn. Veg. 86) 1972 he is recorded as a collector in Banka in Polynesia (r. 1880). Luerssen was professor of botany at Koningsbergen from 1888-1910, and he is the author of some papers on Polynesian ferns, but to my knowledge he did not collect in Polynesia or Banka himself.