Biographical data


Habbema, D.


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


Born: 1880, Fort de Kock, Sumatra.



In 1902 appointed 2nd lieutenant in the D.E. Indian army, in 1929 pensioned off with the rank of colonel. He was elected commander of the military covering detachment of the Dutch South New Guinea expedition, the so-called 2nd Lorentz Expedition (see below), on account of his knowledge of the Dyaks, the usual carriers on New Guinea expeditions.

Phreatia habbemae J.J.Sm. etc. were named after him.


Collecting localities:

2nd Lorentz Expedition, 1909-10, to Dutch S. New Guinea; cf. sub L.S.A.M. von Römer (itiner., liter., etc.). Habbema collected in the Wichmann Mts (end of Oct.-Nov. 2, 1909) and in the Hubrecht Valley (Nov. 3).



As von Römer himself did not accompany the ascent of the summit of Mt Wilhelmina, Habbema together with H.A. Lorentz (see there) collected a few plants in the top region; in Herb. Bog. [BO]; dupl. in Herb. Leiden [L], Utrecht [U], Kew [K] and Berl. [B].


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.