Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born on the island of Vlieland, Netherlands, date unknown, date and place of death unknown.
Explored the Swan River (Western Australia) in 1697, and may be the collector of two specimens (Acacia truncata and Synaphea spinulosa) in G, erroneously described as ferns from ‘Java’. If so, these are the earliest surviving herbarium specimens from Australia.
Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed., ABRS. [consult for source references]