Biographical data


Schoute, Johannes Cornelis


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


Born: 1877, The Hague, Holland. Died: 1942, Groningen, Holland.



Botanist who was educated at Groningen University, and took his Ph.Dr’s degree in 1902. From February until June 1903 he stayed at Buitenzorg (W. Java), occupying himself chiefly with a study of the secondary growth of palms, making a corresponding research of the tree ferns.1 After his return in Holland, on the staff of the Government Experiment Station for seed-control at Wageningen, and subsequently teacher of natural history at Gouda and Bussum. In 1917 he was appointed Professor of Botany at Groningen, resigning in 1931 to be able to devote himself to scientific work again; he remained Honorary Professor of Plant Morphology.

Author of many morphological papers.2



Herb. Groningen [now in L]: 334 nos of Palmae collected in Hort. Bog., and a 100 of medicinal and other plants, mostly from Buitenzorg.



(1) cf. Dammerman in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 45, 1935, p. 28.

(2) E.g. of ‘Über das Dickenwachstum der Palmen’ (Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. sér. 2, vol. 11, 1912, p. 1-209, pl. 1-15).


biographical data

Wie is dat? 1935, p. 336; Chron. Bot. 7, 1942, p. 278-279 + portr.; Vakbl. Biologen 23, 1942, p. 1-2; in Jaarb. Rijksuniv. Groningen 1945; Jaarb. Ned. Akad. Wet. Amsterdam, 1941/42, p. 192-210 + portr. and bibliogr. (not printed for lack of space); portr. in Ned. Kruidk. Arch. 55, (1945) 1947, facing p. 110.