Collecting localities



Biographical data


Boachie, Aquasie


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


Born: ± 1827, Ashanti, Gold Coast, Africa. Died: 1904, near Buitenzorg, Java.



Prince of Ashanti who was transported to Holland with a cousin of his as hostages, when about 9 years old (his father being bound yearly to supply soldiers for the D.E.I.). As a pupil of the King of the Netherlands he got a European education, studying at Delft and Freiburg. In September 1850 he was appointed Mining Engineer in the D.E.I., stationed in Bantam; he resigned in 1857 as it became evident that he would have no access to the higher ranks. After a complaint to King Willem III, he obtained the right of long lease on land in Madioen (E. Java), together with a monthly gratification. In later years he was the tenant of the land Soekasari near Buitenzorg and subsequently a resident at Bantar Peteh near the same place.

He is the author of several geological papers.1


Collecting localities:

We have little information concerning his tours; he accompanied C. de Groot (see there) on a trip to Bawean.



Herb. Bog. [BO], dried specimens of Jonesia monopetala Hassk.,2 etc. Also living plants to Hort. Bog. in 1868-69.

For recent collections, cf. his son A. Boachi, sub Forest Research Institute, Buitenzorg.



(1) ‘Onderzoek naar de kolen, gevonden langs het strand der Meeuwenbaai, res. Bantam’ (Nat. Tijdschr. N.I. 9, 1855, p. 49-52) and other papers in the same periodical.

(2) cf. Hasskarl, Retzia, in Nat. Tijdschr. N.I. 10, 1856, p. 199.


biographical data:

De Ingenieur 1900, p. 647 + portr. and p. 714; l.c. 1904, no 29; Ind. Gids 19042, p. 1362-1367; Encyclop. N.I. 5, 1927, p.131.