Born in Mecklenberg, Germany, c. 1831, died in Melbourne, Victoria, on 11 October 1907.
Arrived in Victoria in the 1850s. Probably accompanied Ellery’s geodetic survey of East Gippsland and the New South Wales border 1869-1871. Later collected extensively in Victoria, particularly in the Alps, and in south-eastern New South Wales. Visited Samoa in 1875, Duke of York Island and New Britain (Bismarck Archipelago) with Rev. G.Brown in 1875. His collections were purchased by MEL in 1907. Duplicates are in B, E, G, KIEL, L, M, MICH, MO, NA, NMW, NSW, OXF and Z.
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]