Collecting localities



Popta, Sicco Martinus


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

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


Born: 1887, Middelburg, Z., Holland. Died: Feb. 26, 1968, Bandung, Indonesia.



From 1907-17 planter in Deli, Sumatra, and subsequently exploring that island, partly commissioned by some companies. From 1922-25 proprietor of hotels at Prapat and Balige (Toba Lake, Sumatra), and later at Bandoeng. In 1941 he retired on account of complete deafness, settled at Baroetoenggoel on the slope of G. Patoeha, and devoted himself to his hobbies, especially the study and collecting of ferns; after the war settling at Bandoeng.


Collecting localities:

1939. W. Java: G. Tangkoeban Prahoe (Aug. 29-30); Bandoeng (Sept. 6); Tjigombong (Sept. 20).-1940. E. Java: G. Tengger, Ngadiwono (Jan. 17-30); W. Java: Kawah Kamodjan (Engelsche vlakte) (May 12), Bt Toenggoel (June 30), Rantjabali (G. Patoeha) (Oct. 6), SE. slope G. Salak (Nov. 10).-1941. Boeahbatoe (Jan. 1), Tjisaroea (Priangan) (Febr. 11, 17), Sitoe Lembang (Febr. 23, 25), G. Wajang and G. Soenda (24), G. Gedogan and Boerangrang (Febr.); Tjiwedej (March 3); Wangoenwatti Estate (March 30); Pasir Poentjeling (Tjiwedej) (Apr. 2), Tjikoekoer (Tjiwedej) (18); Baroetoenggoel (Apr. 16, 18; June 9; July 19, 22; Sept. 13); Rantjabali (G. Patoeha) (Aug. 4); Telaga Patengan (G. Patoeha) (Aug. 5.)-1948→. In the vicinity of Bandoeng.



His private herbarium, made before World War II, got lost, excepted some tens of numbers; dupl. pr. p. in Herb. Bog. [BO], mostly ferns. His post-war private herbarium consisted in Sept. 1949 of about 850 nos; dupl. in Herb. Leiden [L]. Many specimens for the educational herbarium of the ‘Institut Teknologi Bandung’ [FIPIA], of which he was keeper since 1950.