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Stijman, Karel Frederik

 

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

 

Born: 1820, Banda, Moluccas. Died: July 22, 1869, o/b on the home voyage to Holland.

 

career:

Went to Holland when a child, and returned to the Indies in 1840. In the same year he was appointed officer of the Civil Service; in 1861 promoted Resident of Tapanoeli (N W. Sumatra), in 1862 of the Padang Highlands (W. Sumatra); from 1864 on half-pay and going to Holland for 2 years; in 1867 Resident of Pekalongan (Centr. Java). In 1869 he went on sick-leave to Holland, and died during the voyage.

Trivalvaria stymanni Scheff. was named after him (cf. Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936).

 

collections:

Evidently he sent some plants to Buitenzorg.1 Those from Centr. Java were collected on Mt DiŽng (pres. 1867); also from Sumatra.

 

literature:

(1) cf. Nat. Tijdschr. N.I. 31, 1870, p. 8.