Collecting localities



Biographical data


Buurman van Vreeden, W.


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


Born: 1841, Apeldoorn, Gld, Holland. Died: 1906, The Hague, Holland.



Since 1864 in the employ of the D.E. Indian Forest Service, in 1887 promoted to Inspector, in 1897 Chief Inspector. He was the instigator of Koorders’s investigations of the forests of Java. He retired in 1900.

Author of a paper on djati culture.1

Schoutenia buurmanni Koord. & Valeton was named after him.


Collecting localities:

1892. S. Sumatra: Palembang. He made a trip to Sumatra West Coast in 18942 (possibly no collections made); the itinerary runs as follows: sailing from Batavia (Febr. 7); Emmahaven (10); via Padang Pandjang, Lake Singkarah and Solok, to the Ombilin coal-fields (Sawah Loentoh).



Herb. Bog. [BO]: Palembang plants, referred to by van Steenis and Alston.3 The number cited by Alston is 120. Hort. Bog.: living ferns (pres. 1886).



(1) cf. Tijdschr. Nijverh. & Landb. N.I. 27, 1883, p. 329 seq.

(2) W. Buurman van Vreeden: ‘Eene reis naar de Ombilien-kolenvelden’ (Tijdschr. Nijverh. & Landb. N.I. 48, 1894, p. 133).

(3) cf. Bull. Jard. Bot. Buit. sér. 3, vol. 12, 1932, p. 233 and l.c. 14, 1937, p. 179.


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.