Collecting localities



Biographical data


Gersen, G.J.


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


Born: 1826, Alkmaar, N.H., Holland. Died: April 1, 1877.



Came to the D.E.I. in 1852 and was appointed Officer of the Civil Service in 1855. He was stationed in Sumatra (1855-63)1, Celebes (1863-74; since 1865 Assistant Resident)2 and SE. Borneo (Resident at Bandjermasin from 1874); dismissed in 1877 on account of ill health.

Several plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:

c. 1860. S. Sumatra, Palembang: Moeara Enim.3-1868-69. SW. Celebes: Maros, Makassar, etc.



Herb. Bog. [BO]: a Hopea from Maros (Celebes) was numbered in the H.B. series.



(1) Gersens (probably identical, but misspelled): ‘Iets over de katoencultuur in de divisie Lematang Ilier, Res. Palembang’ (Nat. Tijdschr. N.I. 22, 1860, p. 435-442): ‘Korte beschrijving van eene aardharslaag, voorkomende in de divisie Lematang-Oeloe, Res. Palembang’ (l.c. 24, 1862, p. 517-519).

(2) G.J. Gersen: ‘Topographische schets van de bergregentschappen der Noorder-districten van Celebes’ (Tijdschr. Ind. Taal-, Land- en Volkenk. 16, 1867, p. 352-376). The title is misleading, but this paper bears upon SW. Celebes.

(3) cf. Nat. Tijdschr. N.I. 24, 1862, p. 320.


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.