Stijman, Karel Frederik


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


Born: 1820, Banda, Moluccas. Died: July 22, 1869, o/b on the home voyage to Holland.



Went to Holland when a child, and returned to the Indies in 1840. In the same year he was appointed officer of the Civil Service; in 1861 promoted Resident of Tapanoeli (N W. Sumatra), in 1862 of the Padang Highlands (W. Sumatra); from 1864 on half-pay and going to Holland for 2 years; in 1867 Resident of Pekalongan (Centr. Java). In 1869 he went on sick-leave to Holland, and died during the voyage.

Trivalvaria stymanni Scheff. was named after him (cf. Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936).



Evidently he sent some plants to Buitenzorg.1 Those from Centr. Java were collected on Mt DiŽng (pres. 1867); also from Sumatra.



(1) cf. Nat. Tijdschr. N.I. 31, 1870, p. 8.