Collecting localities




Pijl, Leendert van der


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

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

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


Born: 1903, Utrecht, U., Holland.



Botanist, educated at Amsterdam University (1922-27), taking his Ph.Dr’s degree when on leave in 1934; teacher in Natural Historv at Arnhem (Holland), 1926-27, and subsequently at the Christian Lyceum at Bandoeng, interrupted by Japanese internment and evacuation to Holland, followed by his replacement in 1947. In 1948 appointed Professor of Botany in the Technical College at Bandung; retired in spring 1954, and returned to Holland, settling in The Hague.7

He is especially interested in the problems of flower biology; his studies resulted in several papers. Besides, he is the author of some guides for the environs of Bandoeng.


Collecting localities:

The following enumeration will certainly be incomplete, as he collected in numerous localities repeatedly, especially in Priangan Residency, from 1927 onwards.-1927. W. Java: G. Patoeha; Tjibodas (G. Gedeh) (Nov. 20-29).-1928. S. Bantam (May);1 G. Tampomas in Priangan;2 G. Goentoer.-1929. E. Java: G. Idjen and G. Raoeng.-1930. Lang Eiland, Rakata (= Krakatau) and Verlaten Eiland in Sunda Strait (June); W. Java: G. Malabar (June);3 G. Papandajan (Apr. and Dec.; revisiting the mountain numerous times!); Sitoe Bajoemboeng (Nov.).-1931. G. Malabar; Bt Toenggoel; G. Manglajang and G. Wajang; S. Sumatra, Benkoelen (May 18-27): G. Pakiwang and from Lake Ranau to the coast.-1932. W. Java: G. Tjikorai; Soekanegara (June); limestone hills near Padalarang (in Oct. and Dec. of this year, and probably numerous other times).4-1934. G. Boerangtang.- ? 193 . . G. Gedeh, Tjibodas.-1936. ‘Tegals’ of G. Galoenggoeng etc. (July).-1937. G. Patoeha (March 29); G. Goentoer (Sept. 19); Krawang (Oct.).-1938. Soekanegara (July 3).-1939. Slope G. Gedeh above Tjibodas, 1900 m alt. (March 29); in July collecting in Ambon (4-6, 11), Saparoea (8-9), SE. Celebes: Kendari (14), Boeton (17), SW. Celebes: G. Bonthain (Bawahkračng) and Reapia Ridge (19); Bone Res. at Nengo (23-24); and on the home voyage 1 plant in Bali (28).-1940. W. Java: G. Galoenggoeng (May 10);5 G. Pantjar (June 6); Soekanegara (July).-1941. Lesser Sunda Islands: Timor (June 13-18); Roti, Bad (19); Flores, Endeh (21-22), Roeteng (25-26); Komodo (28); Soembawa, Bima (28).-1949. Anak Krakatau.



Herb. Bog. [BO]: > 911 nos, part of the numbers were given twice; also plants s.n. He collected a new Gentiana on Mt Idjen in 1929,6 dupl. of the material at Kew [K].



(1) L. van der Pijl: ‘Naar het goud van Bantam’ (Trop. Nat. 18, 1929, p. 10-17, 3 fig.).

(2) L. van der Pijl: ‘Tampomas’ (l.c. 18, 1929, p. 87-92, 4 fig.).

(3) L. van der Pijl: ‘Twee Malabar-tochten’ (Meded. N.I. Ver. v. Bergsport Maart 1931, p. 33-35).

(4) L. van der Pijl: ‘De kalkflora van Padalarang’ (Trop. Nat. 22, 1933, p. 86-95, 10 fig.).

(5) L. van der Pijl: ‘De herbegroeiing van de lavaprop op den G. Galoenggoeng (Preanger)’ (l.c. 29, 1940, p. 139-140, 1 fig.).

(6) cf. H.N. Ridley in Kew Bull. 1939, p. 30.

(7) Other papers relating to his collections are: L. van der Pijl: ‘The re-establishment of vegetation on Mt Goentoer’ (Ann. Jard. Bet. Btzg 48, 1938, p. 129-152, pl. 19-20); ‘Botanische notities over een bezoek aan Anak Krakatau in Augustus 1949’ (Chron. Nat. 105, 1949, p. 283-285).