Biographical data


Piepers, Marius Cornelis


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


Born: 1835, Amersfoort, U., Holland. Died: 1919, The Hague, Z.H., Holland.



A jurist who joined the D.E. Indian Government in 1863, and finally was pensioned off in 1894 when vice-president of the High Court of Justice.

Ceratostylis piepersii J.J.Sm. was named after him.



Herb. Bog. [BO]: some plants from Batavia (W. Java) and orchids on behalf of J.J. Smith from the Padang Highlands and Padang Pandjang (Sumatra West Coast);1 also in Herb. Leiden [L].

His entomological collection from Java is in the Museum at Leiden.



(1) cf. J. Valckenier Suringar in ‘Het geslacht Cyperus’ (Leeuwarden 1898) p. 93; J.J. Smith in Bull. D&p. Agr. no 22, 1909, p. 36.


biographical data:

Encyclop. N.I. 5, 1927, p. A51; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.