Collecting localities



Biographical data


Wind, Rutgert


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

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


Born: 1888, Apeldoorn, Gld,-Holland. Died: 1964, The Hague, Netherlands.



Forest Officer, educated at Wageningen (Dr s degree in 1924),1 went to the D.E.I. in 1909. At first stationed in the teak districts of Java; from 1917-31 on the staff of the Forest Research Institute at Buitenzorg, since 1921 as Director; in 1932 appointed Chief of the Division of Forests (excluding Teak) in Java and Madoera; from 1933-36 Chief Inspector of the D.E.I. Forest Service. After his retirement departing to Holland.


Collecting localities:

Centr. Java: in the forestries of Tanggoeng and Ngorogoenoeng near Semarang (1917-19); E. Java: N. Kediri (1918); N. Sumatra: Atjeh, Takengon (1926).2



In Java he collected on behalf of Beumée in the latter’s series (see there); material in Herb. Bog. [BO]. Herb. For. Res. Inst. Buitenzorg [BZF]: 29 bb. nos from Atjeh, and material from Centr. Java.

[N.B. of R. Wind Hzn it is also said that he collected in Beumée's series, one statement is incorrect.]



(1) R. Wind: ‘Het looistofvraagstuk in Nederlandsch-Indië’ (Thesis, Wageningen/ Leipzig 1924). cf. also Meded. no 9 Proefstat. Boschb. Dept v.L.N. en H. Buitenzorg, 1924.

(2) Typed report on Sumatra East Coast and Atjeh in Forest Research Institute (incomplete).


biographical data:

Tectona 29, 1936, p. 405-410, w. portr.; Wie is dat? 1935, p. 477.