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Janse, Jacobus Marinus


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


Born: 1860, Middelburg, Z., Holland. Died: 1938, Zeist, U., Holland.



Plant physiologist who studied botany at Amsterdam, where he took his Ph. Dr’s degree in 1885. He was for some years Assistant of Prof. Suringar, and in 1889 he was appointed in the Buitenzorg Botanic Gardens; in 1899 he succeeded Suringar at Leiden, retiring in 1930.

Author of several papers in the periodicals ‘Teysmannia’ and ‘Ann. Jard. Bot. de Buitenzorg’.



Herb. Groningen [now in L]: demonstration material from the Botanic Gardens, Buitenzorg, W. Java, coll. in 1899 (pres. 1905). Probably the same at Leiden [L] (also material in spirit).


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Wie is dat? ed. 1-4; H. Veendorp & L.G.M. Baas Becking, Hortus academicus Lugduno Batavus 1587-1937, Harlemi 1938, p. 177; Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 49, 1940, p. 49-54, incl. bibliogr. + portr.


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