Collecting localities



Biographical data


Skottsberg, Carl Johan Fredrik


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

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

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


Born: 1880, Karlshamn, Sweden. Died: 1963, Göteborg, Sweden.



Botanist who took his Ph.Dr’s degree at Uppsala in 1907; since 1907 University Lecturer, and from 1909 Curator of the Botanical Museum, Uppsala; in 1919 appointed Professor of Taxonomy and Plant Geography, besides Director of the Botanic Gardens, Göteborg. He joined several expeditions, including the Swedish Antarctic Expedition, 1901-03; leader of the Swedish Magellan Expedition to the Falkland Islands, S. Georgia, Patagonia, Terra del Fue.-O, and Juan Fernandez, 1907-09; leader of the Swedish Pacific Expedition to Juan Fernandez, and Easter Island, 1916-17. Besides he made study tours in Europe, the U.S.A., Hawaii, Tunis, Japan, Java, Australia, and New Zealand.

Editor of the Medd. fran Göteb. Botaniska Trädgard., and author of many important papers among which several on Hawaii and the Juan Fernandez Islands.1

He is commemorated in Duranta skottsbergiana Mold.


Collecting localities:

He visited Java when a member of the 4th Pan-Pac. Sci. Congress in 1929, joined some of the excursions, collecting on Krakatau (Sunda Straits), G. Tangkoeban Prahoe (W. Java), and G. Ardjoeno-Welirang-Kembar (with C.A. Backer) (E. Java).-In 1938 he paid a 2nd visit to E. Java (Nov.-Dec.), at Soerabaja and Pasoeroean, when on the voyage home from Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand.



Herb. Göteborg [GB]. Some numbers of Backer & Skottsberg in Herb. Pasoer. [PAS now in BO]; dupl. in Herb. Bog. [BO]. Also dupl. in Herb. State Mus. Stockholm [S].



(1) E.g.: ‘The natural history of Juan Fernandez and Easter Island’, vol. 2, Botany (Upsala 1920-28, with various authors); ‘The Swedish Pacific Expedition of 1916-17’ (Geografiska Annaler 1924, p. 209-212); ‘Juan Fernandez and Hawaii. A phytogeographical discussion’ ‘ (Bern. P. Bish. Mus. Bull. 16, 1925, 47 pp.); ‘Vascular plants from the Hawaiian lslands’ I-II(Medd. fr. Göteb. bot. Trädg. 2, 1925/26, p. 185-284, 9 fig., and l.c. 10, 1936, p. 97-193).


biographical data:

Wittrock, Icon. Bot. Berg., 1903, p. 71; and l.c. 2, 1905, p. 52, t. l 11; Vem är det? Svensk biografisk handbok (Stockholm 1932); Festschrift, Medd. Göteb. Bot. Trädg. 14, 1940, w. portr. & bibliogr.; Hawaiian Newsletter Oct. 1963, p. 99-100; Adansonia 3, 1963, p. 310-312; Taxon 13, 1964, p. 1-7, bibliogr. (onwards of 1940), portr.; Proc. Linn. Soc. Lend. 175, 1964, p. 189-190; Biogr. Mem. Fellows R. Soc. 10, 1964, p. 245-256, portr., bibliogr.