Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Neutomischel, Posen, Prussia [Nowy Tomysl, Poland] on 19 April 1841, died in Norwood, South Australia, on 16 February 1923.
Came to South Australia in 1847. School teacher 1867-1883; Natural History Collector (1883-1888) and Entomologist (1888-1911) at the Adelaide Museum. Collected plants widely in the Murray Mallee, Barossa Valley, Mount Lofty Ranges, Yorke Peninsula and Kangaroo Island, and wrote a number of papers in a range of journals. His collections are now in AD (ex ADU) and MEL, with others in B, GOET, H, KIEL, M and MO.
See also J.W.O.Tepper (his son).
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]
Portrait Photo: "Portrait of J.G.O. Tepper, Museum Entomologist, 1898". State Library of South Australia Pictorial Collection, B 14104/10A. [Accessed online at https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/B+14104/10A, 15 June 2021]
Data from 4,550 specimens