Dijk, Lucas Jan van


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


Born: 1910, Kampen, O., Holland.



Forest Officer, since 1934 in the employ of the D.E. Indian Forest Service; at first stationed for a short time at Salatiga (Centr. Java), then at Samarinda (E. Borneo) 1934-37, in Java again 1937-39, and at Manokwari (W. New Guinea) from May-Oct. 1939;1 in the beginning of 1940 he went on European furlough, in 1948 still in Holland.



During his stay in New Guinea (May-Oct. 1939), collections were made in Japen and Biak with the assistance of Aët and Idjan (see there), both of the Buitenzorg Herbarium. Herb. Bog. [BO] and For. Res. Inst. Buitenzorg [BZF]: 840 bb. nos from P. Japen, Hollandia (Genjam, Dutch N. New Guinea), P. Biak and Meos Noem (the latter island in October).



(1) L.J. van Dijk: ‘Boschbedrijf en boschbeheer in de Residentie Molukken in het bijzonder in Noord-Nieuw-Guinea (Eilanden der Geelvinkbaai)’ (mimeographed report Dienst d. Bosschen i.d. Buitengewesten, 1940).