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Balgooy, Max Michael Josephus van


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


Born: 1932, Poerbalingga, Java.



Botanist, educated at the University of Indonesia, Bandung (1952-57), and at Leiden University (1958-61), Ph.D. 1971 on a plantgeographical analysis of the Pacific. Since 1961 on the staff of the Rijksherbarium, Leiden. 

He visited New Guinea, Australia, Lord Howe I., and Java in 1965.1 In 1971 he attended the Pacific Science Congress in Australia, and made a collecting trip to Tahiti.


Collecting localities:

1952-53. W. Java.-1965 (Mar. 30-Aug. 14).1 Leaving Holland (Mar. 30), travelling by way of Sydney and Canberra to Lae, Terr. of New Guinea (arriving about Apr. 12); two one-day trips with Van Royen to Busu R. and Markham R.; Apr. 15 starting from Goroka for Keglsugl (c. 2600 m) and from there on foot to Mt Wilhelm, basecamp near Lake Aunde (3560 m) until July 8; Java.



993 New Guinea nos collected above 2600 m, mosses included; in Herb. Leiden [L]; dupl. elsewhere.

Several unnumbered specimens mostly from W. Java in the educational herbarium of the Univ. of Indonesia, Bandung [FIPIA], coll. 1952-53.



(1) M.M.J. van Balgooy: ‘Report of an expedition to New Guinea, Australia and Indonesia’ (mimeographed, Leiden 1965).

(2) K. Thomasson: ‘Phytoplankton from some lakes on Mt Wilhelm, East New Guinea’ (Blumea 15, 1967, p. 285-296).


biographical data:

Curr. Vitae in Thesis Leiden 1971.


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10 june 1978

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