Biographical data


Stahl, Christian Ernst


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


Born: 1848, Schiltigheim, Alsace, Germany. Died: 1919, Jena, Germany.



From his boyhood a friend of A.F.W. Schimper, studied natural history at Strassburg, Halle and at Strassburg once more. He took his Dr’s degree in 1873. Since 1877 University Lecturer at Würzburg; in 1880 appointed Extraordinary Professor at Strassburg, and in 1881 Professor at Jena.

He made two voyages to the tropics, viz to Java in 1889-90 (staying from Nov. 1889-March 1890 in the Foreigners’ Laboratory at Buitenzorg),1 and to Mexico in 1894.



He is cited to have collected some Hepaticae (cf. Bull. Herb. Boiss. sér. 2, vol. 3, 1903, p. 599, 882). He might have collected phanerogams too.

He brought living plants to Europe, which were cultivated in the hothouse at Jena.



(1) cf. Dammerman in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 45, 1935, p. 15.


biographical data:

Ber. D.B.G. 37, 1919, p. 471, (85)-(104), incl. bibliogr. + portr.