Life and Adventures of Johann Gerhard König (1728-1785), A Phantom of the Herbaria

Michael Sterll

Published on : 31-Mar-2009



Johann Gerhard König (1 728-1 789) was a student of Linnaeus who influenced South and Southeast Asian botany on a strong foundation. His published contributions are however very few and a treasure trove of unpublished manuscripts went to Joseph Banks upon his bequeath. A summary of König's botanical activities is presented here.