Collecting localities



Biographical data


Paravicini, Eugen M.M.


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


Born: 1889, Buenos Aires, the Argentine. Died: 1945, Basel, Switzerland.



Passed his youth at Basel, studied for a short time at Berne University, but then decided to study agriculture at the Technical College, Zürich (Eidgenössische Techn. Hochschule). During his education he made study tours in Europe, N. Africa, the Caucasus, and Armenia, and in 1919 he accepted a position as temporary Botanist in the Botanical Laboratories (Institute for Plant Diseases) at Buitenzorg, Java. In 1922 he returned to Basel, since 1923 teacher there; in 1929 he was appointed Custodian of the Ethnological Museum, Basel.

Ethnology and malacology had his special interest. In about 1928 he made an ethnological-anthropological expedition to the Solomon Islands.1


Collecting localities:

1922. W. Java: Lembang (Jan. and Apr. 29); E. Java: Tosari (Apr.). He visited Tjibodas in W. Java on March 18-20, 1919 and Aug. 3-5, 1922, and made tours in Sumatra too.



Herb. Bog. [BO]; Herb. Berne [BERN]: Java Fungi (pres. 1928).



(1) E. Paravicini: ‘Reisen in den britischen Salomonen’ (Frauenfeld u. Leipzig 1931).


biographical data:

Verb. Schweiz. Naturf. Ges. 1945, p. 368-372, incl. bibliogr. + portr.