Houtsoorten Gedeh


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

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



A collection of 660 nos of forest trees, collected on G. Gedeh, W. Java, is labelled ‘Houtsoorten Gedeh’. For a long time it was a problem to the present author, who was the collector of this series. In the opinion of Dr van Steenis it is practically certain that Junghuhn (see there) was the collector or possibly had the material collected. The collection was partly identified by Hallier f.

The label induced the botanist L. Pierre to name a new species Ternstroemia houtsoortiana, as he supposed ‘Houtsoorten’ to be the collector (cf. Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936).



Herb. Leiden [L]; dupl. in Kol. (= Ind.) Inst. Amsterdam, and Utrecht [U].