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Coster, Charles

 

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 1: Cyclopaedia of collectors)

 

Born: 1895, Batavia, Java. Died: between 1943-45, executed by the Japanese.

 

career:

Attended College at Wageningen, Holland; since 1918 in the employ of the D.E. Indian Forest Service, stationed principally in the teak districts of Java; in 1923 on the staff of the Forest Research Institute (Buitenzorg); Acting Chief of the Treub Laboratory (Bot. Gard. Buitenzorg), 1925-27. In 1927 he graduated in agriculture and subsequently studied natural history at Amsterdam University, where he took his Ph. Drís degree in 1928. Stationed in the teak districts of Java again, 1928-29; put at the disposal of the Director of the F.R.I. once more, besides charged with the administration of the Indramajoe Forest District in 1930; Chief of the Section of Forest Hydrology since 1932; in 1940 for a short time Director of the Forest School at Madioen (E. Java) and in the same year appointed Director of the W. Java Experiment Station (Buitenzorg).

Author of many papers relating to physiology and ecology.1

 

Collecting localities:

W. Java: Tjibodas (1924); Poerwakarta (1929); Mr Cornelis (1930); G. Patoeha, Tjiwedeh (March 1932 and Oct. 1936). -E. Java: Tjobanrondo (Malang) (coll. by Coster without initials).

 

collections:

Herb. Bog. [BO]: 2 nos from Poerwakarta, 95 nos G. Patoeha (coll. 1932) and in 1936 the nos 358-371 from the same locality, from Tjobanrondo 3 nos of grasses. In Herb. For. Res. Inst. Buitenzorg [BZF]: a few Ja. nos.

 

literature:

(1) cf. Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 45, 1935, p. 86, 90.

 

biographical data:

Wie is dat? ed. 3-4.