Collecting localities


Biographical data


Balen, J.A. van


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

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


Born: 1854. Died: 1941.



Dutch missionary, of the Utrecht Mission Society, who went to New Guinea in 1882; arrived in New Guinea in Jan. 1883, his first station being P. Ron in the Geelvink Bay. In 1889 he established a missionary station at Windehsi. He resigned in 1913.


Collecting localities:

He is cited by Martelli as the collector (wrongly written von) of Pandanus leiophyllus Martelli n. sp. in a small island near the coast of Winde(h)si, Geelvink Bay, Dutch NW. New Guinea in July 1905 (cf. Webbia 4, 1913, p. 423).



Material in Herb. Martelli (= Florence [FI]).


biographical data:

Ned. Zendingsblad 24, 1941, p. 91 + portr. (the initials are erroneously mentioned as A.J.).