Biographical data


Reynvaan, Catharina Carolina


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


Born: 1891, Amsterdam, Holland.



From 1915-26 private Assistant of her brother-in-law W. Docters van Leeuwen (see there) and subsequently till 1932 adjunct Assistant for Botany at the Medical College, Batavia. After return in Holland she was attached to the Cancer Institute, Amsterdam. Later she married Mr Oly.

Authoress of some small papers in ‘De Tropische Natuur’.

Taeniophylluin reynvaanii J.J.Sm. was named after her.



She collected the above-mentioned orchid at Bandoeng, W. Java, in Sept. 1918; in Herb. Bog. [BO]; dupl. in Herb. Groningen [now in L]. Also plants together with her brother-in-law W.M. Docters van Leeuwen.


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.