Biographical data


Drescher, Friedrich Carl


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

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


Born: 1875, Amsterdam, Holland. Died: Dec. 19, 1957, Djakarta, Indonesia.



Finished his secondary education at Amsterdam in 1891, and some time later went to the D.E.I., where he was for 16 years in the employ of the H.V.A. (Handels Vereeniging Amsterdam). Since 1909 a partner of the firm of Rouwenhorst Mulder & Co. which was liquidated in 1934. From his youth he was an ardent amateur entomologist who made extensive private collections, more especially of beetles. In 1943 he was appointed Custodian of the Buitenzorg Zoological Museum by the Japanese government, a function he still fulfilled after the Japanese capitulation.



Herb. Bog. [BO]: 16 nos of foodplants collected at Batoeraden on the S. slope of G. Slamat, Centr. Java (Apr. 10, 1930).


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Treubia 24, 1958, p. 131-134, portr.