Heringa, Jodocus


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

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1844, Utrecht, Netherlands. Died: 1907, Utrecht, Netherlands.



Military dispenser, educated at  a military school at Utrecht. In 1865 or 1866 he was sent to the Dutch East Indies, being stationed at Padang in West Sumatra. His botanical interest focussed mainly on grasses. During his term of office in Indonesia (till 1894) he was transferred many times, but no collections from other places are known to me. In 1896 he opened a chemist’s shop at Utrecht.

Evidently the collector inserted under Anonymous, Heringa, and ? Jodner in Fl. Mal. 1. The illegible name on the labels must be the abbreviation ‘Jod Her.’. In 1870 he was a member of the ‘Geneeskundige Vereeniging in Nederlandsch-Indië’.1 In 1876 he is mentioned with the same unusual Christian name as a resident of Poerweredjo in E. Java.2



> 439 nos from the vicinity of Padang, partly collected in 1869.

According to his son, P.K. Heringa, his father had a private herbarium which no longer exists.



(1) Cf. Regeerings-Almanak voor Nederlandsch-Indië for 1870, p. 352. The suggestion I owe to Mr E. Westerbeek of the Documentation Department of the ‘Ministerie van Zaken Overzee’, The Hague.

(2) Cf. Nat. Tijd. N.I. 36, 1876, p. 429.