Storm van ís Gravesande, Frans Lodewijk Karel


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


Born: 1856, Palembang, Sumatra. Died: 1933, The Hague, Holland.



Was educated in Holland, and in 1878 appointed civil officer in the Dutch East Indies. Since 1901 Assistant Resident at Padang Pandjang (Sum. West Coast), since 1906 till his retirement in 1909 Resident of Palembang (S. Sumatra). Orchid amateur.

Bulbophyllum stormii J.J.Sm. was named after him (cf. Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936).



He sent living orchids from the Padang Highlands in Sumatra West Coast Res. (Fort de Kock, Padang Pandjang, etc.) to Hort. Bog. in the years 1897, and 1904-05. In several instances dried material is preserved in Herb. Bog. [BO].1



(1) cf. Icon. Bogor. 3, t. 220 and 224.