Collecting localities



Biographical data


Coenen, Jacob Antoon Willem


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


Born: 1874, Nijmegen, Gld, Holland. Died: 1919, Padang, Sumatra.



Came to the D.E.I. as a commercial employee in 1897; since 1907 in the employ of the Civil Service as Administrator, stationed in New Guinea, respectively at Merauke 1907-1909, Manokwari 1909-10, and in 1912 at Merauke again.1

Rhododendron coenenii J.J.Sm. was named after him.


Collecting localities:

NW. New Guinea: environs of Manokwari.-S W. New Guinea: Noordwest River (1912).



Herb. Bog. [BO]: > 41 nos (cf. also sub Anonymous).2



(1) Author of a ‘Rapport betreffende Britsch Nieuw-Guinea (Papua)’ (Weltevreden 1918, Meded. Encyclop. Bur. fasc. 16, w. map and 29 pl.).

(2) Published in Nova Guinea vol. 12.

Ericaceae by H. Sleumer in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 72, 1942, p. 207-269.


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.