Kollman, Michiel Herman Joseph


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


Born: 1824, Buitenzorg, Java. Died: 1897, Nice, France.



Was educated in Holland and after his return to Java placed in the General Secretary’s Office at Buitenzorg; in various functions he was stationed successively in Bantam (1845), at Pandeglang, Semarang, Besoeki, Keboemen and Ledok:1 in 1864 appointed Director of Agriculture, in 1866 Director of the Civil Service; finally Resident of Pekalongan (1871-76).

Phyllanthus kollmannianus Müll.Arg. was named after him, according to Backer (Verkl. Woordenb., 1936), but it seems more probable that the species was named in honour of G.J.A. Kollmann (see there).



According to Backer (l.c.) he collected plants, amongst which the above-mentioned species. In 1856 he offered botanical objects to the ‘Natuurkundige Vereeniging’ at Batavia.

Probably he collected but little botanical material, and the generally cited botanical collector Kollmann is G.J.A. (see there).



(1) Author of ‘Scheikundig onderzoek van eenen kalksteen of komstig van Rangka (Karang-Bollongsche gebergte) in de Res. Bagelen’ (Nat. Tijdschr. N.I. 25, 1863, p. 209-218).