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Ostenfeld, Carl Emil Hansen


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)


Born: 1873, Randers, Denmark. Died: 1931, Copenhagen, Denmark.



Botanist, educated at Copenhagen University. From 1895-96 with the Ingolf Expedition in the N. Atlantic; Mag. Sc. in 1897; Ph.D. in 1906, on the botanical results of his visits to the Farøer (1897 and 1903). Since 1900 on the staff of the Botanical Museum in Copenhagen; in 1918 appointed Professor of Botany at the Agricultural College, in 1923 at Copenhagen University.

In 1914 he visited Australia, invited by the British Association for the Advancement of Science. An accident during the voyage prevented him from fulfilling his original purpose of taking part in the annual meeting to be held in the capitals of the different states. Instead, he investigated West Australia.1 The home voyage was made by way of Java and Sabang (P. Weh, N. of Sumatra). In the latter island he collected some plants in Nov. 1914.


Collecting localities:

Sumatra: P. Weh (1914).



The plants from P. Weh (1914) in Herb. Copenhagen [C].



(1) See Contributions to West Australian Botany in Dansk Bot. Ark. 2, 1916-18, and in Biol. Meddel. Kgl. Vidensk. Selsk. 3, 1921.


biographical data:

 J. Bot. 69, 1931, p. 79-80; Ber. Deut. Bot. Ges. 49, 1931, Gen. Vers. Heft 1932, p. (164)-(168); Entom. Meddel. 15, 1936, p. 459-460, fig. 143 portr.; bibliogr. in C. Christensen, Den Dansk. Bot. Lit. 1880-1911, København 1913, and in Bot. Tidsskr. vol. 34, 36, 37, 38, 40, and 41.


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