Collecting localities


Biographical data


Wennerberg, Hans Petter


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 1: Cyclopaedia of collectors) [as Wennerberg, Mag. D.]

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


Born: 1750, Torekov, Sweden. Died: 1821, Förslöv, Sweden.



Had since his youth a special liking for water and boats. A student at Lund from 1764-69: in 1770 accepting a place at Stralsund, graduating at Lund in 1771, and the next year passing his Ph. magister examination. In 1773 he visits Greifswald and other places, and accompanied some voyages by boat, visiting Copenhagen and Danzig. He earned a living by teaching, but the thought of the sea and foreign countries still haunted him, and in 1774 he paid a visit to a representative of the Swedish East India Company. In 1776 he was appointed chaplain in the Company’s service, and from 1777-82 accompanied several voyages to the East. Returning an ill man from the last voyage, he passed a pastoral examination at Lund in 1782, and was from 1784 until his death a minister at Förslöv.


Collecting localities:

Leaving Göteborg (Jan. 20, 1777) in the ‘Stockholms Slott’ (with A. Alnoor & P.J. Bladh), via the Cape, China Sea (July 25), to China (Aug. 8), setting out on the home voyage in Jan. 1778: back at Göteborg in June.-Sailing (March 1778) in the ‘Lovisa Ulrica’, via Cadiz, Canton (Sept. 29), from where leaving Dec. 24, back at Göteborg June 21, 1780.-Sailing in the ‘Gustaf III’ (Feb. 2, 1781), reaching Canton on Sept. 1, setting out on the home voyage on Jan. 10, 1782, reaching Göteborg on July 12.



Herb. Lund [LD]. Several plants collected by him in Sumatra, Java, and China, are cited in Retzius ‘Observationes Botanicae’ (cf. l.c. fasc. 4, 1786, p. 13, 16, 18, 23; and l.c. fasc. 5, 1789, p. 19, 28; and fasc. 6, 1791, p. 35).


biographical data:

Autobiography in old register of deceased persons, Lands arkiv, Lund (microfilm in Arch. Flora Malesiana).