Collecting localities




Franck, P.F.


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


Died: 194? in prisonercamp in Br. India.



Was appointed taxidermist of the Zoological Museum at Buitenzorg, W. Java, in Nov. 1922. He accompanied Dammerman (see there) on his Soemba Expedition and during a fortnight’s stay in Karimondjawa Islands (N of Java); on his hunting tours he now and then collected plants, especially for the investigation of the food of bantengs.1 In 1940 he was interned on account of his German nationality and later shipped to Br. India.


Collecting localities:

Soemba, with Dammerman (1925).-On the border between W. and Centr. Java: Rawah Lakbok (June 1933); E. Java: Jang Plateau (July 13-21, 1935);2 W. Java: Tjikepoeh, jachtterrein (preserve) of the hunting-society Venatoria (mid-Aug. 1935 and Apr. 14-18, June 1938).



Herb. Bog. [BO]: 180 Java nos (pres. till 1938), principally from Tjikepoeh.

Hort. Bog.: a Spathoglottis from Soemba.



(1) P.F. Franck: ‘Waarnemingen over neushoorns en bantengs in het natuurmonument Oedjon Koelon’ (Versl. N.I. Ver. Nat. Besch. 1933/34, p. 40-54).

(2) P.F. Franck: ‘Het Hiang-Plateau als natuurreservaat’ (Natuur in Indië 1937, p. 33-41, w. ill.).