Collecting localities




Thorenaar, Adriaan


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


Born: 1894, Waarde, Z., Holland.



Forest Officer who entered the D.E. Indian Forest Service in 1919; at first stationed in the teak districts of Java, and in 1920 put at the disposal of Endert (see there) for the forest exploration of Palembang.1 In June 1925 he was transferred to Buitenzorg; from 1927 stationed in Java; in 1934 appointed teacher of the Agricultural School at Buitenzorg, and since 1937 stationed at Poerworedjo (Centr. Java).

When on European furlough in 1926 he took his Dr’s degree at Wageningen.2 He is the author of other sylvicultural papers, and of a text-book on pedology.


Collecting localities:

Java (c. 1918); E. Java: Tritik (Nov. 1919), G. Pandan (Jan. 9, 1920); S. Sumatra: Palembang (Aug. 1920-24); E. Java: G. Smeroe (1927); Centr. Java: Balapoelang, in teak forest (1927); W. Java: G. Gedeh (1927); Indramajoe, ‘siïl’ plains (Jan. 4, 1935).



Herb. Bog. [BO]: Java collection of > 400 plants, privately numbered; plants collected in 1919 are numbered in the series of Beumée (see there); dupl. of the For. Res. Inst. Buitenzorg. Herb. For. Res. Inst. Buitenzorg [BZF]: 1317 T. numbers (partly collected with other employees of the Service, mainly with L.J.W. Dorst and C.J. van der Zwaan); in 1918 some Ja. (Java) nos. Some Sumatra dupl. in Herb. Utrecht [U].



(1) A. Thorenaar: ‘Land- en boschbouw in Palembang’ (Tectona 17, 1924, p. 761 seq.; cf. also l.c. 1923, p. 533); ‘Eigenaardige wortelvormingen in de moerasbosschen van Palembang’ (Trop. Nat. 16, 1927, p. 73-82, 11 fig.).

J. van Rosendael & A. Thorenaar: ‘Hopea Mengarawan Miq. De natuurlijke verjonging van Ngegarawan in Z. Sumatra’ (Tectona 17, 1924, p. 519-567, fig. 15-18).

(2) A. Thorenaar: ‘Onderzoek naar de bruikbare kenmerken ter identificatie van boomen naar hun bast’ (Meded. Boschb. Proefstat. no 16, 1926).