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Meer Mohr, Johannes Carolus van der


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

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


Born: 1892, Pagongan, Centr. Java. Died: 1969, Barchem, G., Netherlands.



Entomologist who studied at Amsterdam University; on the staff of the Institute for Plant Diseases, Buitenzorg, 1918-21; teacher in natural history at a secondary school at Soerabaja, 1921-22; in 1925 Assistant, and from 1934-39 Director of the Deli Experiment Station at Medan (Sumatra East Coast). Since 1946 Head of the Public Library, Civilian Welfare, Medan.

Author of many entomological papers, and of several papers in ‘De Tropische Natuur’.


Collecting localities:

W. Java: Cheribon (May 1920); G. Tjeremai (June 1920); Centr. Java: Diëng Plateau (1924); Sumatra East Coast: P. Berhala in Malacca Strait (Aug. 1926, Aug. 1927); 1 E. Java: G. Tengger (July 1927); Sumatra East Coast: upper course of the Asahan River (1928); Sumatra, Tapanoeli Res. (1929); collecting species of Nepenthes in 1931 ( ? Toba Plain, Tapanoeli); Sumatra East Coast: Deli (1935 and later).2-3



Herb. Bog. [BO] and Herb. Deli Exp. Stat. Medan; dupl. in Herb. Leiden [L]. The collection includes 102 nos from P. Berhala (1926-27), 26 from Tapanoeli (1929), and 30 from G. Tjeremai, W. Java. In total about 150 nos.

The plants collected between 1935-40 on Samosir, in the Dairi Lands, etc. were lost during the Japanese occupation.



(1) J.C. van der Meer Mohr: ‘Poeloe Berhala’ (Trop. Nat. 17, 1928, p. 85-97, 9 fig.).

(2) J.C. van der Meer Mohr: ‘Een nieuw element in de flora van Deli’ (l.c. 25, 1936, p. 96-99, 3 fig.).

(3) J.C. van der Meer Mohr: ‘Nieuwe gegevens over de verspreiding van een 3-tal plantensoorten op de Oostkust van Sumatra’ (Chron. Naturae 103, 1947, p. 165).


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