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Pringgo Atmodjo, Raden Mas

 

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

 

Died: May 1912, Buitenzorg, Java.

 

career:

Clerk of the Herbarium at Buitenzorg, who attended the expedition of Lieutenant-Colonel (later General) G.C.E. van Daalen (see there) in North Sumatra (Atjeh), and subsequently was bestowed with the Bronze Star for Loyalty and Merit (1903). In 1907-08 he assisted B. Branderhorst (see there) in making botanical collections in New Guinea, and returned in August 1908 on account of illness. During his stay in New Guinea he contracted consumption, of which he finally died.

 

Collecting localities:

1904. N. Sumatra: Gajo, Alas, and Batak Lands.1 Departing from Buitenzorg (Jan. 17) to Oleh-leh (arriving the 25th); by steamer (Febr. 8) to Lho(k) Seumawe; on foot via Tingkil, Leu-euh, Leunja Boetr, Gahoe Loes (Febr. 14), Aroereulum, Wihdoerni, Boernipaja, Pentanan (16), to Koeng (19); along Laut Tawar (= Lake Takengon or Takingeun); G. Pagarangan (21); Ko(e)tarajang (22); G. Dag (24) and Goea Kambing (25); via Djagoeng (28) etc. to benteng Paparek; kp. Bentang (March 23); 2-month stay at Kota Lintang (since March 28), making many trips to Boerni Lintang and G. Api (Apr. 15), Doeren, Kota Belang, Boerni-agoesen (June 5), etc.; Law agoe River (June 12-14); to the Pak-pak Lands: Bambel, S of Kotatjane (16-29) and environs, Merdingding (July 2), proceeding in southern direction along the Lae Renoen (13) to Bekara on Toba Lake (15); back via Borong borong (= Siborongborong) (17), Pager Pisang and Taroetoeng, to Siboga, where embarking (July 20) for Oleh-leh; sailing (Aug. 18) for Batavia, arriving the 24th.

 

collections:

Herb. Bog. [BO]: 544 nos van Daalen Expedition; dupl. in Herb. Kol. Mus. (= Ind. Inst.) Amsterdam and Herb. Leiden [L].

 

literature:

(1) cf. Versl. Pl. Tuin Buitenzorg for 1904, p. 3 and 15-17; and J.C.J. Kempees: De tocht van Overste van Daalen door de Gajo-, Alas- en Bataklanden (Amsterdam, without date).