Collecting localities




Brongersma, Leo Daniel


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)

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


Born: 1907, Bloemendaal, N.H., Holland.



Zoologist, educated at the University of Amsterdam (Ph.D. 1934); from 1928-34 Assistant of the Zoological Museum in Amsterdam, since 1934 employed at the Leiden Museum of Natural History (in 1958 director); since 1951 Lecturer at Leiden University.

He stayed in New Guinea in 1952 and 1954-55 for zoological collecting purposes, and will be leader of a planned New Guinea expedition to the central mountains. The Star Mountains Expedition took place in 1959 (see under C. Kalkman, B.O. van Zanten, and J.J.F.E. de Wilde).

Premna brongersmai H.J. Lam was named after him.1


Collecting localities:

West New Guinea: e.g. near Ajamura, Semu, Vogelkop, 300 m alt. (June 25, 1952); in S. New Guinea near Merauke.



Few specimens; in Herb. Leiden [L].



(1) H.J. Lam: ‘A new Premna (Verbenaceae) from New Guinea’ (Blumea 7, 1954, p. 553-556, fig. 1-2).