Collecting localities



Biographical data


Cocq d’Armandville, Jean Henri Idisbald le


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


Born: 1873, Maastricht, L., Holland.



In the service of the D.E. Indian Army, 1893-1926, pensioned off with the rank of Major-General. He accompanied some expeditions; at the end of May 1911 he was appointed Detachment Commander of the Dutch South New Guinea Exploration.

Some plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:

1908. Centr. Celebes: Bada Mts, W of Lake Posso-1911-12. SW. New Guinea.1 A tour in the mountainous region, comprising the sources of various affluents of the Eilanden River, e.g. the A River (July-Aug. 1911);2 reconnaissance of the Vriendschaps River (starting Nov. 6), one of the boats springing a leak; ascending the river for a second time (Nov. 23); trip inland to the Job. Keyts Mts (Dec. 7-Jan. 5, 1912),3 reaching the highest summit on Dec. 16; in Jan. the detachment was transferred to the Noordwest River; exploration between Noordwest River and Bloemen River (= Oetakwa) (Febr. 23-Apr. 4).4



Herb. Bog. [BO]: only a few Celebes nos; 251 New Guinea plants.

The botanical results of the New Guinea expedition were published in Nova Guinea vol. 12.



(1) cf. Versl. Milit. Expl. Ned. N.G. 1907-15 (Weltevreden 1920), p. 42-44 and 349; Meded. Encyclop. Bur. fasc. 11.

(2) cf. Tijdschr. K.N.A.G. 1912, p. 76-80.

(3) cf. l.c. p. 353 and 529-533.

(4) cf. l.c. p. 729.


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936 (sub d’armandvillei); Persoonlijkheden in Nederland, 1938, + portr.