Johannes Elias Teijsmann, Dutch botanist


Johannes Elias Teijsmann, Dutch botanist

Johannes Elias Teijsmann (1808 — 1882) was a Dutch botanist and plant collector. In 1830 he arrived in Java and became the gardener of the Governor General van den Bosch. From 1831 - 1869 he was curator at Buitenzorg Botanic Gardens (Bogor, Java, Indonesia). Johannes Elias Teijsmann took part in many botanical expeditions in the region, especially to the Sunda islands, Malaysia and Thailand (former Siam). One of his main interests was in palm trees and he introduced the West African oil palm to Indonesia, where it is still important for the economy. Johannes Elias Teijsmann described numerous orchid and plant species, often together with the Dutch botanist Simon Binnendijk (1821 - 1883), who was assistant curator at the Botanical Garden of Buitenzorg. Johannes Elias Teijsmann and Simon Binnendijk (author abbreviation: Teijsm. & Binn.) been the authors of Catalogus Plantarum quae in horto botanico (1855) and Catalogus plantarum quae in Horto Botanico Bogoriensi coluntur (1866). Johannes Elias Teijsmann died at 22.06.1882 in Buitenzorg (Bogor).
His author abbreviation is: Teijsm.

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