Collecting localities



Biographical data


Kerkhoven, A.E.


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


Born: 1858, Avereest, O., Holland. Died: 1924, The Hague, Holland.



Was educated at the Agricultural College, Wageningen, and the Technical College, Delft; he went to Java as employee on the tea estate Ardjasári (Malabar); in 1880 Manager of the same estate and afterwards Director of the concerning company. In 1906 he returned to Europe.

His special interest was entomology; his large collections were bequeathed to the Natural History Museum, Leiden.

Ficus kerkhovenii Valet. was named after him.


Collecting localities:

W. Java: G. Malabar; G. Goentoer (Sept. 27, 1897).1



Herb. Bog. [BO]: 35 nos, identified and listed;1 Herb. Sydney [NSW]: fruits of 13 species of Java plants (pres. 1899).



(1) A.E. Kerkhoven: ‘De Goentoer na 50 jaren rust’ (Teysmannia 8, 1898, p. 489-508, incl. plant list).


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.