Collecting localities



Biographical data


Stephan, Dr Emit


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


Born: 1872, Glatz, Silesia, Germany. 

Died: May 25, 1908, Namatanai, New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago.



Studied medicine at several universities, and was appointed fleet-surgeon in 1900. In this function he joined several German expeditions, viz to China (1900-01), the Bismarck Archipelago in the ‘Möwe’ (1903-04),1 and to the Pacific (incl. Bismarck Arch.) (1907-08). He was leader of the latter expedition, which made use of the ‘Planet’. He made important ethnological collections.

Stephansort was not named after him.


Collecting localities:

1907-08.2 During the marine expedition to the Pacific, he collected in the Bismarck Archipelago, in Neu Mecklenburg (= New Ireland). In Oct. 1907 he arrived at Simpsonhafen; one of the other members was Schlaginhaufen (see there for itinerary etc.; see also sub A.Fr. Kraemer). In May 1908 he fell ill during a trip from Muliama to Namatanai, and was transported by boat from Kudukudu (May 24) to the latter place, where he died shortly after.



Herb. Berl. [B]: 15 nos of siphonogams from New Ireland (coll. 1907-08).

In 1904 evidently no plants were collected.



(1) E. Stephan & Fr. Graebner: ‘Neu Mecklenburg (Bismarck Archipel)’ (Berlin 1907).

(2) cf. Peterm. Mitt. 53, 1907, p. 292.


biographical data:

Globus 94, 1908, p. 114 and l.c. 95, 1909, p. 81; Mitt. a. d. Deutsch. Schutzgeb. 21, 1908, p. 219; Deutsch. Kolon. Blatt 19, 1908, p. 1011-1012.