Collecting localities



Biographical data


Heurn, Jhr Willem Cornelis van


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

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


Born: 1887, The Hague, Holland. Died: 1972, Gld., Netherlands.



Zoologist who studied at Leiden and took his Ph.Dr’s degree in 1924; in 1913 for 7 months on P. Simaloer (W of N. Sumatra) with E.R. Jacobson (see there), and subsequently for 3 months in Sumatra West Coast to make zoological collections; Zoologist of the Institute for Plant Diseases at Buitenzorg, 1919-32 (in 1927 temporary Assistant at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Batavia); teacher at the K.W. III school at Batavia, 1932-33; ditto at the N.I.A.S. (Medical School), Soerabaja, 1933-39. When on leave in Holland, he was forced to stay on account of the war, and retired in 1940. Zoologist of a Dutch North New Guinea expedition in 1920-21 (cf. sub Lam).


Collecting localities:

P. Simaloer (1913); W. Java: G. Manglajang (c. 1916-20); Lesser Sunda Islands: Flores (May 1930);1 W. Java: G. Poetri (near G. Galoenggoeng) and G. Salak (Febr. 1931 pres. to Herb. Bog.); Tjiliwoeng and Telaga Warna (1932); E. Java: above Poedjon (1937); in 1938: G. Dorowati (July), G. Kawi (July), Lebaksarie and Poedjon (July), G. Tengger and Tosari (Aug.), G. Panderman, G. Ardjoeno, Sarangan (on the slope of G. Lawoe), G. Kloet (= Keloed).



Herb. N.I.A.S. (Medical School) Soerabaja; some dupl. in Herb. Bog. [BO]. Herb. Leiden [L]: Fungi from Simaloer.



(1) W.C. van Heurn: ‘Reisindrukken van een bioloog op Timor en Flores’ (Tijdschr. K.N.A.G. 1931, p. 924-930).


biographical data:

Bijdr. Dierk. 27, 1939, p. 187; Bibliogr. in ‘Gedocumenteerde afstammingsstaat van het geslacht van Heurn’.