Friedrich Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, botanist, bryologist, pteridologist, and mycologist, was born on October 26, 1809.

On this day (October 26), 1809, Friedrich Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, botanist, bryologist, pteridologist, and mycologist, was born in Masfeld, Germany.
Friederich as a student got into trouble by getting involved in an "honor duel" killing his opponent. From there his life was a continuous escape forward until returning to Paris after being enrolled in the French Foreign Legion, a doctor (Christian Hendrik Persoon) recommends him "enlist in the colonial Army, and locate in the Dutch East Indies as a doctor."
Friedrich left Europe and arrived in Jakarta (Indonesia) on October 13, 1835. Later he settled on the island of Java (Indonesia) where he would spend practically the rest of his life.
In Java he studies the geology, geography and botany of Java. In Java, Friederich does a great job researching the plants of the island. His work was very great and he published several works. In the town of Lembang, in West Java, there is a monument dedicated to Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn.
P.S.: The drawing in the post is a drawing of the Kawah Putih crater drawn by Friederich Franz.
As a curiosity about the island of Java, comment that one of the coffees that they say is one of the best in the world is made; kopi luwak or civet coffee. This coffee is obtained from grains that, after being ingested by the civet, pass through its intestinal tract and are expelled in its feces. These animals gorge themselves on ripe coffee berries and expel the partially digested bean.
------------------------------
- what are you doing?
- studying mushrooms
- why?
- because I'm very interested in them
- and what about?
- well, very good, I found that these here are the best
- the best for what?
- to make me an omelette with mushrooms, do you like it?
- come on

Leave a comment

Please note that comments must be approved before being published.