Collecting localities



Biographical data


Lütjeharms, Wilhelm Jan


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


Born: 1907, Alkmaar, N.H., Holland.



Mycologist, educated at Amsterdam University and taking his Ph. Dr’s degree at Leiden (1936). Since 1929 Assistant, later Custodian, at Leiden University; in 1936 he got the disposition of part of the Buitenzorg Fund and made a voyage to Java;1 in 1937 appointed Professor of Botany at Bloemfontein in S. Africa.


Collecting localities:

1936. Java (March 8-Aug. 22, interrupted by a trip to P. Enggano, see below) : at Buitenzorg, Tjibodas, Koeripan, Selabintana, Plosokerep, Bay of Serang (S. coast near Blitar), Tosari (G. Tengger), Ranoe Daroengan (S. slope G. Smeroe), Djokja and neighbourhood, Parangtritis (S. coast),2 G. Tangkoeban Prahoe, G. Papandajan.-P. Enggano, W of Sumatra: base bivouac at Meok (since May 24), interrupted by a stay at Boewa-Boewa (May 28-June 17) and in P. Doea (June 29-July 4), from where visiting P. Merbau (June 30); departing from Malakoni (July 11).



Herb. Leiden [L]: 3400 specimens from islands W of Sumatra; in total c. 1800 nos, 3591-5436, including 548 phanerogams, many cryptogams, principally Fungi (from Java too). But for the Fungi, the collection is mainly from P. Enggano.3 Duplicates in Herb. Bog. [BO]; Herb. Kew [K]: from S. Sumatra (rightly: islands W of Sumatra!); N.Y. Bot. Gard. [NY]: 114 plants from S. Sumatra (= isls W of Sumatra).

He was assisted by a ‘mantri’ of the D.E.I. Forest Service, Moehantar, in collecting 159 bb. nos on behalf of the Forest Research Inst. Buitenzorg [BZF]. Living plants from P. Enggano in Hort. Bog.



(1) W.J. Lütjeharms: ‘Voorloopig verslag van de botanische onderzoekingen gedaan aan ’s Lands Plantentuin to Buitenzorg’ (Versl. Gew. Verg. Wis- en Nat. Afd. Kon. Akad. Wet. A’dam 1937, p. 43-44).

(2) W.J. Lütjeharms: ‘lets over de duinen van Parangtritis’ (Trop. Nat. 26, 1937, p. 85-92, 12 fig.).

(3) W.J. Lütjeharms & S.J. van Ooststroom: ‘Two new Lecythidaceae and two new Apocynaceae from Malaysia’ (Blumea 3, 1938, p. 95-105).

O. Posthumus: ‘On the Pteridophytes of Enggano’ (MS.).


biographical data:

Wie is dat? 1938, p. 267; Ned. Kruidk. Arch. 50, 1940, p. 196.