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Sluiter, Catharina Petronella

 

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

 

Born: 1883, Weltevreden, Java.

 

career:

Botanist, educated at Amsterdam and ZŁrich universities; collaborator of Mrs A. Weber-van Bosse, and in 1913 appointed Assistant at the Central Bureau for Fungi Cultures, Amsterdam. In 1915 she was enabled by a grant from the Buitenzorg Fund to make a tour to Java. Her main interest was soil Fungi, but besides she intended to get acquainted with the tropical flora.1 In May 1916 she was appointed Assistant at the Research Station of the Government Cinchona Plantation at Tjinjiroean; in 1917 she continued research work at Medan in the Tobacco Experiment Station; since June at the Institute for Plant Diseases, Buitenzorg. Later she married Mr Feenstra, and lived at Amsterdam.

 

Collecting localities:

1915-16. Sumatra East Coast: Medan (July 21, 1915), making several excursions to different plantations, Sibolangit (Bot. Garden), and the Batak Lands; Aug. 18 leaving for W. Java, staying at Buitenzorg, making excursions to plantations; Centr. Java: DiŽng Plateau (Nov. 19-22); Tjilatjap, Kinderzee and Noesa Kambangan (Dec. 18); W. Java: Tjibodas and G. Gedeh (Dec. 21-Jan. 2, 1916); G. Tangkoeban Prahoe (Jan. 23); Kawah Kamodjan (27), G. Papandajan (29); E. Java: Pasoeroean, mangrove forest (Loeroes); Banjoewangi, crossing Idjen Plateau to Pantjoer, Djemher; from Probolinggo to G. Tengger: Soekapoera, Zandzee and G. Bromo, Tosari.-1917. Sumatra East Coast: excursion to G. Sibajak and G. Sinaboeng (May); from Harengaul (May 16) to Toba Lake, Samosir, Balige, and via Siborong-borong to Sibolga (Tapanoeli), Fort de Kock, and Padang (Sumatra West Coast); back in Java, Batavia (June 6).

 

collections:

Herb. Bog. [BO]: small collection from G. Papandajan (W. Java). She occasionally brought plants for identification to the experiment stations visited. Some might have been preserved.

 

literature:

(1) cf. Dammerman in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 45, 1935, p. 41.