Collecting localities




Coomans de Ruiter, Louis


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

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1898, Makassar, Celebes. Died: 1972, Hilversum, Holland.



Was educated in Holland and came back to the D.E.I. towards the end of 1921, in the employ of the Civil Service; before the war Assistant Resident. He was stationed in Palembang (S. Sumatra) 1926-28, in the Western Division of Borneo 1928-34; after expiry of his study leave in Europe, in Palembang again, Dec. 1936-1938; at Manado (N. Celebes) 1938-41, and since Fehr. 1941-1942 at Makassar (SW. Celebes). During his European leave he passed the examination for Indian economy. In 1949 working at the Nat. Hist. Mus., Leiden.

Author of several papers relating to his stay in Borneo.1


Collecting localities:

W. Borneo: at Mandor (1931); G. Raja region (Jan. 1933); G. Poteng and G. Beor (Nov. 1933); G. Pasi (Dec. 10, 1933); etc.



Herb. Bog. [BO]: mainly Rafflesiaceae, Orchidaceae and Nepenthaceae.

Living orchids to Hort. Bog. Cf. also sub K. Kubota.



(1) ‘Uit Borneo’s Wonderwereld. Schetsen over dieren en planten’ (Batavia 1932); ‘Porphyroglottis Maxwelliae Ridl. en eenige andere Orchideeën gevonden op de zandstrook “Pasir Pandjang”’ (Trop. Nat. 21,1932,p.131-138,7 fig.); ‘Nieuwe vindplaatsen van Rafflesia Tuan-Mudae Becc.’ (l.c. 22, 1933, p. 165-174 and p. 188-196, 21 fig.); ‘Op zoek naar de bekerplant met de Maria-Stuart kraag (Nepenthes Veitchii Hook.f.)’ (l.c. 24, 1935, p. 195-201, 11 fig.); ‘Borneo Orchideeën’ (Haarlem 1936).