Biographical data


Spennemann, August W.


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


Born: c. 1878, Bielefeld, Germany. Died: 194., in allied prisoner camp, Br. India.



Came to Java about 1915; plantation assistant in East and West Java. About 1928 he lived for some years at Bandoeng, and from 1930 on a plantation at Parakan Salam near Poerwakarta (W. Java). In May 1940 he was interned by the Dutch.

His special interest was bird life and its relation to botany.



He incidentally collected plants on which birds were seen, between 1930-32. Herb. Bog. [BO]: 3 nos from Poerwakarta (W. Java) leg. Spennemann, numbered in the series of van der Pijl (see there). In total he collected 6 nos, viz 285-290, of which only 3 in the Buitenzorg Herbarium.


biographical data:

Chron. Naturae 104, 1948, p. 3.