Johannes Jacobus Smith Dutch Botanist


Johannes Jacobus Smith, Dutch Botanist
Johannes Jacobus Smith (1867-1947) was a Dutch Botanist. In the year 1891 Johannes Jacobus Smith became assistant curator at the Buitenzorg Botanical Gardens in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. In the following years he undertook several expeditions to Java, Sulawesi and the Maluku Islands to collect specimens of plants. From 1913 until his retirement in 1924 Johannes Jacobus Smith was the director of the Buitenzorg Botanical Gardens.
After his retirement in 1924 he settled back to Holland and continued describing Orchidaceae (Orchids). His main work was the description of plants from the western part of New Guinea, formerly part of the Dutch East Indies colony.
Johannes Jacobus Smith died in the year 1947 in Oegstgeest, near Leiden, Holland.
His author abbreviation: J.J.Sm.

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