Biographical data


Voigt, Joachim Otto


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

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


Born: 1798, Nordborg, Denmark. Died: 1843, London, England.



Physician-botanist, from 1826 surgeon at Frederiksnagore (Serampore) in Br. India, from 1834 Director of Dr Careyís Botanic Garden there, and from 1841 temporary Director of the Botanic Garden at Calcutta.



His large herbarium is now in Copenhagen Botanic Museum [C], and contains mainly plants from Serampore and neighbourhood. There are also some plants collected in Sumatra, and in Ins. Malaicae (no date). As nothing is known to me of Voigt ever having visited Malaysia, there remains the probability that the plants were collected by somebody else and later inserted in Voigtís herbarium. In his herbarium are included plants from the Moluccas, either or not collected by himself.


biographical data:

C. Christensen, Den Danske botaniks historic, 1924-26, p. 199-200; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936, p. 663.