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Veldkamp, Jan Frederik

 

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)

 

Born: 1941, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

career:

Botanist, educated at Leiden University, where he took his Ph.D. degree in 1973. Since 1967 a staff member of the Rijksherbarium, Leiden, in charge of the Malesian Gramineae. He made an expedition to New Guinea, after which he stayed in Indonesia (mainly Bogor) till Sept. 1972.

 

Collecting localities:

1972. Papua & New Guinea: with P.F. Stevens (see also Cruttwell and Pullen): Tumba (May 25-29), Goroka (31), Goropu-complex or Mt Suckling (June 7-July 25),1 collecting around the base camp Mayu II (1750 m), at a grass plain (Pumpunipon, 2000 m) where -8C was measured, ascending to God Dendeniwa (3625 m), back to base and ascending Manurep or Mt Suckling (3676 m) via God (3580 m).-Centr. Java: Dieng plateau (Aug. 14).-Bali: Batur (Aug. 21).-W Java: Bogor (Sept. 15).

 

collections:

The New Guinea specimens will be deposited in Herb. Leiden [L], Lae [LAE], B.P. Bish. Mus. [BISH], Canberra [CANB], Bog. [BO], the Java specimens in Herb. Leiden [L] and Bog. [BO]. The Malesian collections are numbered 5442-6040 and in the NGF and LAE series (with P.F. Stevens).

 

literature:

(1) J.F. Veldkamp: A botanical Expedition to Mt Suckling (Goropu Mountains), Papua-New Guinea, 1972 (stencilled report, Leiden 1973, 11 pp., map).

 

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