Collecting localities



Biographical data


Ham, Sigismund Pieter


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


Born: 1863, Berkenwoude, Z.H., Holland. Died: 1936, Wageningen, Gld, Holland.



Since 1885 Forest Officer in the D.E.I., in 1912 pensioned off with the rank of Chief Inspector of the Forest Service; 1918-33 Professor at the Agricultural College, Wageningen. Author of dendrological papers.1

Coptosapelta hammii Valet. and Agathis hami M.Dr. were named after him.


Collecting localities:

1899. Moluccas; cf. sub Atasrip, mainly on the Obi Islands.-1907. Banka; Billiton, Manggar (March 17).-Before 1910. W. Java: near Pangentjongan, Limbangan Distr. in Priangan Res.2-1910. Sumatra West Coast: Sawahloento (Dec. 22).-c. 1912. P. Moena, S of Celebes.



Herb. Bog. [BO]: plants Obi Expe dition etc. (cf. collector Atasrip), of which dupl in Herb. Leiden [L]; the collection from P. Moena was presented to Herb. Bog. [BO] in 1912.



(1) e.g. ‘Boschbouwkundige beschrijving der Residentie Kediri’ (Tijdschr. Nijverh. en Landb. 47, 1893, p. 129-176); ‘Over de damarwinning op Obi’ (Tectona 4, 1911, p. 205-238, 301-339); ‘Nota nopens de boschreserveering in de Res. Lampongsche Districten’ (Tectona 6, 1913, p. 1-44).

(2) cf. Icon. Bogor. 4, 1910, p. 105.


biographical data:

Wie is dat? 1935; Tectona 29, 1936, p. 71-78; Landbouw 11, 1936, p. 266 w. portr.; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936; Chron. Bot. 3, 1937, p. 206.