Biographical data


Porsch, Otto


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

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


Born: 1875, Vienna, Austria. Died: 1959, Vienna, Austria



Educated at Vienna, pupil of von Wettstein, taking his Ph.Dr’s degree in 1901; for several years Assistant at Graz and Vienna; since 1912 Professor at Czernowitz (Austria-Hungary). He spent 4 months, from end of Jan.-June 1914, in Java, to study the biology of flowers.1 In 1938 appointed Professor at the Soil Science College, Vienna.

Author of many important critical papers on flower biology.2



Material for demonstration on behalf of instruction.3



(1) ‘Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse seiner botanischen Studienreise nach Java’ (Sitz. Anz. Wiener Akad. Wiss. no 21, 28. Okt. 1915, 8 pp.).

cf. Dammerman in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 45, 1935, p. 40.

(2) cf. Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. l.c. p. 91.

(3) cf.Versl. Pl. Tuin Buitenzorg for 1914, p.57-58.


biographical data:

Biologia Generalis 11, 1935, p. i-iv, w. portr.