Collecting localities



Biographical data


Koppel, Cornelis van de


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

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


Born: 1891, ‘s-Gravenland, N.H., Holland. Died: 1963 or 1964, ?Bussum, Netherlands.



Forest Officer, since 1913 in the employ of the D.E. Indian Forest Service; till 1920 stationed in various places in Central Java; 1921-27 in charge of the Forest Administration of Celebes, stationed at Makassar, making a special study of forest products (copal and rattan).1 He went on furlough in 1927 and made study tours in Europe and the U.S.A.; in 1930 appointed Head of the Museum and Inquiry Office for Economic Botany at Buitenzorg as successor of K. Heyne (see there). He retired about 1936. In 1938 he was appointed to a post at the Colonial (= Indian) Institute, Amsterdam; at present in the Office of Oversea Territories, The Hague.

Shorea vandekoppeli Parijs was named after him.


Collecting localities:

1922. SW. Celebes: Sindjei; P. Djampea; SE. Celebes: Kendari; Boeton Division. 1923. E. Celebes: subdiv. of Banggai.-1930. W. Sumatra, Tapanoeli (July): Balige, Toba, Batak Lands, Hoeta Padang, etc.



Herb. Bog. [BO]: 40 nos of Styrax (2 of which A nos) from Sumatra; and dupl. F.R.I. In Herb. For. Res. Inst. Buitenzorg [BZF]: plants from Celebes, P. Djampea and Boeton, numbered in the bb. series.



(1) Author of: a typed report on a trip to Polewali, Mamasa and Madjene (Apr.-May 1924) (in For. Res. Inst. Buitenzorg); ‘Winning van copal in het Gvt. Celebes en Ond., de uitvoer hiervan uit Makassar, en eenige details over het gebruik van copal’ (Tectona 19, 1926, p. 525-574, 4 fig., 1 map; Engl. summary); ‘De rotan van Celebes’ (l.c. 21, 1928, p. 61-94, 8 fig., 1 map; Engl. summary).


biographical data:

Backer, Versl. Woordenb., 1936; Versl. Treub Mij. Mei 1963-Mei 1964.