Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Bunsk, Russia, in 1867, died in Darwin, Northern Territory, on 24 May 1913.
Son of M.W.Holtze, and educated in
South Australia. Curator of Darwin Botanic Gardens, 1891-1913.
Specimens in MEL.
Nicholas Holtze succeeded his father Maurice as the first official Curator of the Darwin Botanic Gardens. During his tenure he operated with greatly reduced financial resources. Hoping to make the Gardens self-supporting he continued the work conducted with Maurice of trialling crops with agricultural potential for the Northern Territory, including sisal, cotton and rice. He also continued the practice of distributing plants and cutting to local residents.
Holtze held numerous positions in the civil administration of the Northern Territory including Inspector of Vine Fruit and Vegetables, Secretary and Accountant to the Government Resident, and Sheriff.
Source: 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]
Photo: Google Images, name and dates checked.
Data from 234 specimens