Sprée, Dr Thijs


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


Died: 1876.



Practitioner at Veenwoude, Fr., Holland (in 1863 living at Rhenen, U.).



Is cited as the collector of Ageratum conyzoides at Batavia, W. Java; material of the specimen in Herb. Leiden [L] (cf. Koster in Blumea 1, 1935, p. 487); he is supposed to have collected a Najas ‘in fossis pr. Patjenan’ Java in 1847, a Ceratophyllum in ditches near Soerabaja (E. Java) in 1847, a plant behind Molenvliet, Batavia (July 29, 1847), and Musci in the same island, of which material in Herb. Leiden [L] (ex Herb. Buese) too. It is not known with certainty that Sprée visited the island himself, though Prof. Suringar wrote on the label of the above-mentioned Ceratophyllum: ‘Dr Th. S Sprée qui plant. leg. Java A° 1847’.