Koster, J.H.


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



In 1938/39 chief of the post office at Koepang, Timor.



Through his intermediary Herb. Bog. [BO] got material of a remarkable species of Neoalsomitra from Timor (1938-39). During his leave Koster saw a manuscript at Lisbon by Frey Alberto de san Thomas, entitled: ‘Virtudes de algunas plantas, folhas, frutas, cascas e raizes de diferentes arvores e arbustos da Ilha de Timor’, containing a description of the above-mentioned plant on p. 42, accompanied by a hand-coloured plate. The MS. probably dates from about 1750.