Collecting localities


Biographical data


Béguin, Victor M.A.


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


Born: 1886, Amsterdam, Holland. Died: July 20, 1943, Java, executed by the Japanese.



Planter in Java, 1904-19; collector employed by the Museum and Inquiry Office for Economic Botany (Buitenzorg) under K. Heyne in 1919-23, and as such making extensive travels in the Dutch East Indies; since 1923 planter again, finally on Soeka Ati Estate near Bandoeng. Many plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:

1906. W. Java: Buitenzorg Bot. Gardens (Jan. 22-23); E. Java: Djember.-1919. Kangean Archipelago, with C.A. Backer (March 13-May 19) in order to learn the practice of plant collecting, Beguin probably staying for some time after that. Sumatra East Coast: Bengkalis and environs (end ofAug.-Nov.).-1920. N. Celebes: Manado Res. (Febr.-Apr.) and Borneo: Balikpapan (March-Apr.); Moluccas (since Oct.).-Oct. 1920-23. Moluccas: Ternate, Tidore, Halmaheira (Galela and Weda) and surrounding islands.-1924. W. Java: Mandalagiri, G. Papandajan; Centr. Java: Soerakarta.-1925. W. Java: Garoet.-1926. W. Java: Priangan Res., Garoet; Centr. Java: Bojolali and Pekalongan.-1927. W. Java: Tjisoerian near Tjikadjang (May); Tjisoerian near Garoet (end of Aug.); Kawah Kamodjan, G. Papandajan, Priangan Res.; Centr. Java: Pekalongan, G. Merapi.-1929. E. Java: Idjen Plateau (March 2).-1937. W. Java: Priangan Residency.



Herb. Kol. (= Ind.) Inst. Amsterdam: 151 nos from the Buitenzorg Bot. Gard. and from Djember (E. Java), coll. 1906. Excellent collections in Herb. Bog. [BO]: Kangean 226 nos, Sumatra nos 227-593, Celebes 53 nos, Borneo 39 nos, taking it roughly the numbering of the Moluccas collection is: Ternate nos 594-1717, Galela (N. Halmahera) 1718-2319, Weda (S. Halmahera) 2320-2360; a few Java plants. In Herb. For. Res. Inst. Buitenzorg [BZF] (with original labels). Herb. Pasoer. [PAS, permanently in BO]: Java plants toll. 1924-27 (for C.A. Backer), e.g. from Tjisoerian nos 64-90 (dupl. in Herb. Bog. [BO]), 185 nos from Tjikadjang; in all 282 nos including some duplicates from former collections. Herb. Utrecht [U]: dupl. from Sumatra (1919); Herb. Leiden [L]: dupl. Moluccas (coll. 1920-23). Living plants from Ternate etc. in Hort. Bog.


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.