Collecting localities




Lüning, Björn Erik Gustav


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


Born: 1929, Stockholm, Sweden.



Organic Chemist (Dr hab. 1960) at the University at Stockholm; since 1967 Associate Professor; specialist on the alkaloids of Orchidaceae. He made expeditions to Panama (1964) and New Guinea (1967).1


Collecting localities:

1967. Papua and New Guinea (June-July): Lae area, Wan area, Wagau area, Wampit area, Mt Hagen area.



Large amounts of one species for chemical investigation, and reference plants to the live collection of the Institute of Organic Chemistry at Stockholm University in connection with alkaloid screening of species (c. 250 N.G. species). At least some plants in Herb. Lae [LAE].



(1) Articles on the journeys in Orchid Review. Author of many phytochemical papers on orchids.