HASSE, Hermann Edward

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HASSE, Hermann Edward(1836-1915), German-born botanist particularly interested in fungi and lichens. He was the only child of Edward and Rosalie [Thiele] Hasse, born in Freiburg, Saxony, Germany on January 12, 1836. The family moved to America in 1845 (Wisconsin then Missouri) when Hasse was 9. He attended college in St. Louis, and then received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Wurtzburg. Hasse served as a surgeon during the Civil War, and after the war he practiced medicine in Wisconsin, Arkansas and Missouri before moving to Los Angeles, California in 1879.

He married Adelaide Trentlage of Milwaukee, and they had five children:

  • Adelaide Rosalia (1868-1953)
  • Andrae Elsbeth “Elsa” (1873-1950)
  • Hilda (1876-1962)
  • Carl Edward (1878-1944)
  • Jessie Louise (1881-1921)

Over a 35-year-period, Hasse collected lichens primarily in Southern California. In 1913 he published Lichen Flora of southern California.


Hasse collected on:

  • Santa Catalina Island (1888)


Island Collections~

Santa Catalina Island

1888-1912 FMNH


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Catalina Island H. E. Hasse GH July 15, 1888 GH-77150 Lycium hassei Plants
Santa Catalina Island H. E. Hasse DS July 15, 1888 DS-120839 Lycium brevipes var. hassei Plants
Santa Catalina Island H. E. Hasse DS July 15, 1888 DS-88614 Eriogonum giganteum var. giganteum Plants
Santa Catalina Island H. E. Hasse NY July 15, 1888 NY-138738 Lycium hassei Plants
Santa Catalina Island H. E. Hasse NY July 1888 NY-138739 Lycium hassei Plants
Santa Catalina Island H. E. Hasse UC July 15 1888 UC-102520 Galium angustifolium subsp. angustifolium Plants
Santa Catalina Island H. E. Hasse POM July 1888 POM-123094 Eriogonum giganteum var. giganteum Plants
Santa Catalina Island H. E. Hasse HUH August 16, 1888 A-344725 Quercus dumosa Plants
Santa Catalina Island H. E. Hasse GH August 16, 1888 GH-364203 Eriogonum giganteum Plants