Leefers, Cornelus Leonardus


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

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


Born: 1909, Soerabaja, Java. Died: 1962, Ibadan, Nigeria.



Educated at Wageningen Agricultural College. Tea planter (1938-41); in the Dutch East Indian Army (1941-42), P.O.W. in Japan, 1942-45; in the army again, 1945-47; from 1948 in the Forestry Service of the Dutch East Indies and Indonesia. From 1952-60 Conservator of Forests (Opperhoutvester) and Inspector of the Service in West New Guinea, finally stationed in Biak. Repatriated Sept. 1960. [See also Boswezen Nieuw Guinea.]