Collecting localities



Biographical data


Palla, Dr Eduard


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

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


Born: 1864, Kremsier (Mähren), Moravia. Died: 1922, Graz, Czecho-Slovakia.



Was educated at Vienna; in 1888 appointed Assistant in the Botanical Institute at Graz, in the course of years being promoted to Ordinary Professor of Botany (1913). He made a voyage to Java, occupying himself especially with the study and systematics of some cryptogamic families.

Author of systematic papers on Cyperaceae.


Collecting localities:

1900-01. W. Java: Buitenzorg (staying 3 months, till Febr. 1901),1 probably making trips in the neighbourhood; possibly in Centr. and E. Java too. Evidently visited S. Sumatra in Feb. 1901, as a Scleria was collected at Pladjoe (Palembang) on the 26th.

According to the biography (see below) he was in Java in 1901-02, which statement is certainly a mistake.



Herb. Graz [GZU], where Fr. Verdoorn in 1937 found a collection of large bundles of Java plants leg. Palla, seemingly common species of the classic hunting-grounds. According to the biography he collected many Java Cyperaceae which are still unidentified. Dupl. in Herb. Vienna [W].



(1) cf. Versl. Pl. Tuin Buitenzorg for 1900 and 1901, and Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 45, 1935, p. 25, 68 and 75.


biographical data:

Ber. D.B.G. 40, 192,2 Gen. Vets. Heft p. (86)-(89) incl. bibliogr. (evidently none of his publications relating to Java).