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Nawaschin, Sergej Gawrilowitsch


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


Born: 1857, Zarewstschina, Russia. Died: 1930, Detskoje Selo, Leningrad, U.S.S.R.



Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Academy & University of Moscow, 1883-88; in the University of St Petersburg, 1888-94; subsequently Professor of Botany in the University, Keeper of the Botanic Garden, Lecturer in Botany at the Polytechnical Institute, Kiew, S. Russia. In 1915 he went to Tiflis for his health, working at a small bacteriological Station, where he lectured too. In 1923 he was appointed Director of the Research Institute of K.A. Timirjaseff at Moscow; from 1929-30 living at Deskoje Selo (Leningrad), working for the Academy of Science.

He was sent out to Java, by the Imperial Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, staying for four months till April 1899 at Buitenzorg.



He occupied himself in the first place with critical collecting of material for future more detailed researches on floral development, specially of families of monocotyledons.1 The greater part of the material probably collected in Hort. Bog.



(1) S.G. Nawaschin: ‘Notice on the scientific mission to Buitenzorg in the island Java’ (Bull. Acad. Sci. St Petersb. 13, 1900, p. 517-525; in Russian).

cf. Dammerman in Ann. Jard. Bet. Buit. 45, 1935, p. 23-24.


biographical data:

Wittrock, Icon. Bot. Berg., 2, 1905, p. 189, t. 122; Act. Hort. Bot. Jurjew 9 (1908), 1909, p. 216-241, w. portr. (Russian); Who’s who 1913; Journ. Soc. Bot. Russie 13, 1928, p. 1-18 + portr.; Ber. D.B.G. 49, 1931, p. (149)-(163), incl. bibliogr. + portr.; Proc. Linn. Soc. 1930/31, p. 188-191.


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