Collecting localities



Biographical data


Boschma, Hilbrand


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


Born: 1893, Ysbrechtum, Fr., Holland. Died: 1976, Leiden.



Zoologist who studied and took his Ph. Dr’s degree (1920) at Amsterdam University; he was granted the Buitenzorg Fund in 1920 and was in charge of the Treub Laboratory there, while Dr von Faber was on leave, in the second half of 1921.1 In the first half of 1922 he participated in the Danish expedition to the Kai Islands (see sub Mortensen and H.I. Jensen).

In 1922 he was appointed Chief Assistant of Zoology at Leiden University, in 1928 Lecturer in Zoology and in 1931 Professor there; in 1934 besides, Director of the Natural History Museum. After the 4th Pac. Sci. Congr. in 1929, at Bandoeng, he again made some investigations on reef corals awaiting the departure of the Snellius Expedition which he accompanied as biologist. In 1939 he was zoologist of the expedition of the ‘Kon. Ned. Aardrijkskundig Genootschap’ to the Wissel Lake region in Dutch New Guinea (for botanical collections cf. sub Eyma).


Collecting localities:

1921. W. Java: P. Noordwachter (Sept.) and P. Edam (Dec. 9-15) in the Bay of Batavia; he paid a visit to Tjibodas on G. Gedeh, but no botanical collecting was done there.



Herb. Bog. [BO]: 44 nos from the islands in the Bay of Batavia; Algae from Noordwachter in Herb. Leiden [L]. During the Snellius Expedition he occasionally collected Algae; in Herb. Leiden [L].2



(1) cf. Dammerman in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 45, 1935, p. 45.

(2) cf. Alphabetical list of the visited localities in H. Boschma: ‘Biological data’ (The Snellius-Expedition vol. 6, 1936, p. 25-27).


biographical data:

Wie is dat? 1935, p. 46.