Career

Collecting localities

Collections

Biographical data

 

Heyne, Karel

 

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

 

Born: 1877, Amsterdam, Holland. Died: 1947, Bennekom, Gld, Holland.

 

career:

At first commercial employee at Batavia, Java; Chief of the Museum and Inquiry Office for Economic Botany at Buitenzorg (W. Java), 1906-27.

Author of ĎDe nuttige planten van Ned. IndiŽí (Buitenzorg, 2nd ed. 1927).

Some plants were named after him.

 

Collecting localities:

Centr. Sumatra: Djambi; W. Java: Buitenzorg, Nirmala Estate.

 

collections:

Herb. Bog. [BO]: a large amount of plants from the Mal. Arch. (pres. 1913); his collection is the documentary evidence of his book on economic plants; material was sent to him from all parts of the Archipelago. In Herb. For. Res. Inst. Buitenzorg [BZF]: set with the original labels of the collectors Achmad etc.

He employed collectors, l.c. Achmad, Beguin, Dumas, Grashoff, Gusdorf, Lambach (see those); cf. also sub Bruinier and A. Ottens.

 

biographical data:

Soerab. Handelsblad April 6, 1927, p. 3; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.