Collecting localities



Biographical data


Lamster, Johann Christian


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

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


Born: 1872, Maastricht, L., Holland. Died: 1954, Holland.



Came as a 2nd lieutenant to the D.E.I. in 1895; on the staff of the Topographical Service there, 1902-14; placed at the disposal of the Forest Service in 1917 and appointed Head of the Brigade for Forest Reconnaissance in the islands outside Java, stationed at Batavia;1 in March 1920 he resigned. For some time teacher at a secondary school at Batavia; in 1921 appointed Custodian in the Museum of the Batavian Society for Arts & Sciences. In 1924 he returned to Holland, and was appointed Custodian of the Colonial Institute at Amsterdam; in 1936-38 acting Director of the Ethnology Division.


Collecting localities:

W. Borneo: Sambas (Dec. 1916).-N. Sumatra, Atjeh: Longha (19. .).



Herb. Bog. [BO]:1 Borneo species. In Hort. Bog.: some living orchids for J.J. Smith.



(1) Author of ‘Onderzoek van Wildhoutbosschen’ (Weltevreden); ‘Een uitbarsting van de modderwel Kesångå’ (Tijdschr. K.N.A.G. 1929, p. 368); a typed report on the exploration of Bajoeng-Lintjer, Palembang and S. Djambi 1917-18 (in the For. Res. Inst. Buitenzorg).


biographical data:

Javabode March 1, 1938; Persoonlijkheden in Nederland, 1938, + portr.