Biographical data


Daalen, Gottfried Coenraad Ernst van


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


Born: 1863, Makassar, Celebes. Died: 1930, The Hague, Holland.



Got his military education in Holland and returned to the D.E.I. towards the end of 1884; from 1891-94 he attended staff college in Holland and subsequently went back to the Indies again. In 1904 he made a punitive expedition through the Gajo and Alas Lands,1 N. Sumatra, accompanied by the native collector Pringgo Admodjo (itiner., coll., etc. see there). In 1909 he was appointed Lieutenant-General; in 1914 he retired and returned to Holland.

Sonerila daalenii Bakh.f. was named after him.



Hort. Bog.: Sumatra orchids (pres. 1906). Cf. also sub Pringgo Admodjo.



(1) J.C.J. Kempees: ‘De tocht van Overste van Daalen door de Gajo-, Alas- en Bataklanden’ (Amsterdam, no date).


biographical data:

Encyclop. N.I. 6, 1932, p. 824-825.