Schuurman, Jan Albert


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


Born: 1888, The Hague, Netherlands.



A garden enthusiast, was for many years in the employ of, the Dutch Foreign Service; he practised gardening in Canada, Louisiana, Netherlands, Java and Brisbane. From 1949-55 he lived at Djakarta (Indonesia), teaching at the Indonesian College for Foreign Affairs. After a short visit to Holland, he returned to Java, giving radio talks for Radio Indonesia and making himself useful in the Herbarium and Botanic Garden at Bogor.

He translated popular botany books in English and wrote papers in horticultural magazines.

Since 1959 settled near Brisbane in Australia.



No 137, Otophora spectabilis, coll. 29-7-1957 in Hort. Bogor. In Herb. Bog. [BO]; several dupl. distributed.