Collecting localities



Groot, Gerard Johannes de


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


Born: 1912, Den Helder, N.H., Holland.

Died: Sept. 1944 drowned as a P.O.W., near Padang, Sumatra.



Botanist, educated at Utrecht University (Ph. Dr 1938). In the latter year he went to Java as selectionist in the employ of the Experiment Station for the Java Sugar Industry, Pasoeroean.


Collecting localities:

E. Java. Aug. 1942-Febr. 1943. With C. Wehlburg (see there) on the S. slope of G. Smeroe, in the vicinity of Ranoe (= Lake) Daroengan. He collected grasses in the vicinity of Pasoeroean too, possibly before 1942. According to his wife he collected in the Japanese internment camp ‘Kampong Makassar’ near Batavia, but that material will have got lost.



Herb. Pasoer. [PAS now in BO]: especially grasses, partly coll. with C. Wehlburg.