Collecting localities


Biographical data


Heideman, Charles


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


Born: 1872, Rotterdam, Holland.



A non-commissioned officer who was through the Atjeh campaign from 1892-94; in 1894 appointed Assistant at Soengei Boeloe Estate (Deli, Sumatra East Coast), from 1899-1902 Manager of the same; for the following 3 years Manager of the Tobacco Estate Hessa (Deli), from 1906-08 of the Tobacco Estate Sentang (Deli) and from 1908-13 of Bandar Baroe; 1913-29 Director of an emigrant asylum at Medan (Deli). He returned to Europe in 1930.

Trichoglottis heidemanianus Schltr. was named after him.


Collecting localities:

About 1910-11. Sumatra East Coast: Deli, Bandar Baroe Estate, at 1200-1300 m alt., when clearing the forest.



Orchids on behalf of Schlechter (see there), who stayed in Deli in 1910-11 (partly as a guest of Heideman); Herb. Berl. [B].


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.