Botanist on Babbage's expedition to northern South Australia in 1858 and on Stuart's 1860 expedition to central Australia. Plants from these expeditions were described by F.Mueller, although little credit was given to Herrgott. Hergott [sic] Springs is named after him. His collections are now in K and MEL.
Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed., ABRS. [consult for source references]