Collecting localities



Biographical data


Akkeringa, Johannes Evert


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


Born: 1829, Delfshaven, Z.H., Holland. Died: 1864, Banka, E of Sumatra



Engineer employed in the tin mines in Banka from about 1855; inventor of the so-called Banka drill, and author of a report on the prospects of the Billiton exploration in general and of those of the tin loads in particular.1

From 1862-63 stationed in the Office at Buitenzorg; in 1863-64 making an investigation into the occurrence of tin ore in the Riouw-Lingga Archipelago, in charge of the D.E. Indian government. He is said to have died from typhoid fever caught during a Borneo trip.

He is commemorated in some plant names by Teysmann & Binnendijk.


Collecting localities:

Ban(g)ka, E. of Sumatra.



He sent plants from Banka to Hort. Bog. [BO]; some are described by Teysmann & Binnendijk in the ‘Nat. Tijdschr. N.I.’2 



(1) cf. ‘Billiton ;1852-1927’ (‘s-Gravenhage, M. Nijhoff) Vol 1, p. 126.

(2) cf. also Scheffer in ‘Observationes phytographicae’ (Nat. Tijdschr. N.I. 31, 1870, p. 361, 362).


biographical data:

Nat. Tijdschr. N.I. 27, 1864, p. 31-32; portr. and some particulars in ‘Billiton 1852-1927’ l.c. p. 126-127; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.