Collecting localities



Biographical data


Kleiweg de Zwaan, Johannes Pieter


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

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


Born: 1875, The Hague, Holland. Died: 1971, Blaricum, N.H., Netherlands.



Studied medicine at Leiden, Amsterdam, Paris, and Berlin and took his Dr’s degree in 1908;1 successively University Lecturer in Medical Social History, honorary Professor of Anthropology and Medicine on behalf of the Colonial (= Indian) Institute (Amsterdam); and since 1924 Professor (previously Extraordinary) of Anthropology and Prehistory.


Collecting localities:

1907. Tour in Central Sumatra,1 Java, Bali and Lombok (for itiner. in Sumatra cf. sub A. Maass).-1910. P. Nias, W of Sumatra (early in the year).2



Herb. Kol. (= Ind.) Inst. Amsterdam: herbarium + material in alcohol of Sumatra plants (pres. 1909).

In his book on Nias,2 he mentions to have made a botanical collection there, which was brought back to Holland for identification;3 the present location not known.

The Sumatra collection was identified by Greshoff and Hallier; it mainly consisted of incomplete material of medicinal plants.



(1) J.P. Kleiweg de Zwaan: ‘Bijdrage tot de anthropologie der Menangkabau-Maleiers’ (Thesis, Amsterdam 1908, w. plts).

(2) J.P. Kleiweg de Zwaan: ‘Die Insel Nias bei Sumatra’ (Haag 1913-15, 2 vols).

(3) cf. ‘Die Insel Nias etc.’ l.c. 1, 1913, p. 3.


biographical data:

Wie is dat? 1935, p. 196.