Collecting localities




Laan, Engbertus van der


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

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


Born: 1891, Leeuwarden, Fr., Holland.



Was educated at Wageningen Agricultural College; since 1916 Forest Officer in the employ of the D.E.I. Forest Service, at first stationed in the teak districts of Java, and towards the end of 1924 transferred to SE. Borneo (Bandjermasin); since 1927 in Java again, successively in the teak districts, at Madioen (1933-35) and Semarang; retired in 1936. In 1951 Head of the Division ‘Wiskundige Verwerking Proefvelden’ of the Dutch Department of Agriculture.

Author of some excellent papers on Borneo forests1 and of many typed reports on SE. and NE. Borneo.2


Collecting localities:

E. Java: N. Kediri (Oct. 1918); Centr. Java: Pati, G. Temoeloes (Nov. 1928).



Herb. Bog. [BO]: 1918 collection on behalf of Beumée (see there) and numbered in the latter’s series. Herb. For. Res. Inst. Buitenzorg [BZF]: 1 no from Pati.



(1) E. van der Laan: ‘De bosschen van de Zuider- en Oosterafd. van Borneo’ (Tectona 18, 1925, p. 925-952, 1 map); ‘Analyse der bosschen in de onderafd. Pleihari van de afd. Bandjermasin der Zuider- en Oosterafd. van Borneo’ (l.c. 19, 1926, p. 103-123, 1 map); ‘De bosschen van de onderafd. Tanah Boemboe van de afd. Zuidoostkust der Res. Zuider- en Oosterafd. van Borneo’ (l.c. 19, 1926, p. 215-238, 1 map); ‘De analyse der bosschen van de eilanden Poeloe Laoet en Seboekoe der Res. Zuider- en Oosterafd. van Borneo’ (l.c. 20, 1927, p. 19-36, 1 map).

(2) In the Forest Research Institute, Buitenzorg.