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Gerard Thijsse

Guest researcher (botany)

Contact

Email: gerard.thijsse@naturalis.nl
Phone: +31 (0)71-751 72 27
Room number: Nieuwenhuizenweg 19, Leiden

Collections

Collection interest

- The many historical collections dating from the 16C to the 19C. Only some can be mentioned here such as the oldest Dutch herbarium (1566) of Petrus Cadé and the herbaria of Leonhart Rauwolff (1535-1596). The 17C herbaria of Paul Hermann (1646-1695) and Paolo Boccone (1633-1704). Notable 18C specimens are those collected by the Leiden professors of botany Adriaan van Royen (1704-1779) and his nephew David van Royen (1727-1799), besides a set of specimens from the banker and amateur botanist George Clifford (1685-1727) is present. Important from the 19C are the collections assembled by P.F. von Siebold (1796-1866) in Japan, the Java plants collected by C.L. Blume (1796-1862), the fungi collection of C.H. Persoon (1761-1836), the lichen collection of C.W. Körber (1817-1885) and numerous others.

The following historical collections have been digitized and can be consulted on the internet: 

  • The herbarium specimens of George Clifford
  • The 16C herbarium of Petrus Cadé
  • A herbarium from  the Leiden professor of botany Paul Hermann containing the oldest known Surinam herbarium specimens

- Special collections , i.e. economic botany and wood collections.

Keywords

siebold, blume, rauwolff, de gorter, hermann, cadé, clifford, economic botany, history of botany, persoon, körber, van royen

Research

Research interest

The development of the herbarium as a scientific research tool and the history of the Dutch academic herbarium collections

Publications

Akiyama, S., Thijsse, G., Esser, H.J. & Ohba, H., 2017. Siebold and Zuccarini’s Type Specimens and Original Materials from Japan, Part 11. Angiosperms. Dicotyledoneae 10. The Journal of Japanese Botany 92(5) : 266-282.

Akiyama, S., Thijsse, G., Esser, H.J. & Ohba, H., 2017. Siebold and Zuccarini’s Type Specimens and Original Materials from Japan, Part 10. Angiosperms. Dicotyledoneae 9. The Journal of Japanese Botany 92(3) : 133-147.

 Thijsse, G., 2016. Tusschen pampier geleyt, ontstaan, verspreiding en gebruik van de vroegste herbaria. pp. 64-93. In: C.A. Chavannes-Mazel & L. Ijpelaar (eds.) De Groene Middeleeuwen. Duizend jaar gebruik van planten (600-1600). Lecturis b.v. Eindhoven.

Akiyama, S., Thijsse, G., Esser, H.J. & Ohba, H., 2016. Siebold and Zuccarini’s Type Specimens and Original Materials from Japan, Part 9. Angiosperms. Dicotyledoneae 8. The Journal of Japanese Botany 91(5) : 263-284.

Akiyama, S., Thijsse, G., Esser, H.J. & Ohba, H., 2016. Siebold and Zuccarini’s Type Specimens and Original Materials from Japan, Part 8. Angiosperms. Dicotyledoneae 7. The Journal of Japanese Botany 91(1) : 19-32.

Compton, J.A. & Thijsse, G., 2015. Further notes on variation within the Japanese species, Wisteria floribunda. Curtis's Botanical Magazine 32(3-4): 357-377.

Compton, J.A. & Thijsse, G., 2015. 818. Wisteria floribunda with the tortuous tale of the Japanese Wisteria with the longest racemes. Leguminosae (Fabaceae). Curtis's Botanical Magazine 32(3-4): 312-356.

Akiyama, S., Thijsse, G., Esser, H.J. & Ohba, H., 2015. Siebold and Zuccarini’s Type Specimens and Original Materials from Japan, Part 7. Angiosperms. Dicotyledoneae 6. The Journal of Japanese Botany 90(5) : 317-341.

Akiyama, S., Thijsse, G., Esser, H.J. & Ohba, H., 2015. Siebold and Zuccarini’s Type Specimens and Original Materials from Japan, Part 6. Angiosperms. Dicotyledoneae 5. The Journal of Japanese Botany 90(4) : 260-269.

Akiyama, S., Thijsse, G., Esser, H.J. & Ohba, H., 2014. Siebold and Zuccarini’s Type Specimens and Original Materials from Japan, Part 5. Angiosperms. Dicotyledoneae 4. The Journal of Japanese Botany 89(5) : 279-330.

Akiyama, S., Thijsse, G., Esser, H.J. & Ohba, H., 2014. Siebold and Zuccarini’s Type Specimens and Original Materials from Japan, Part 4. Angiosperms. Dicotyledoneae 3. The Journal of Japanese Botany 89(4): 209-229.

Akiyama, S., Thijsse, G., Esser, H.J. & Ohba, H., 2014. Siebold and Zuccarini’s Type Specimens and Original Materials from Japan, Part 3. Angiosperms. Dicotyledoneae 2. The Journal of Japanese Botany 89(2): 76-102.

Akiyama, S., Thijsse, G., Esser, H.J. & Ohba, H., 2013. Siebold and Zuccarini’s Type Specimens and Original Materials from Japan, Part 2. Angiosperms. Dicotyledoneae 1. The Journal of Japanese Botany 88(6): 346-377.

Compton, J.A. & Thijsse, G., 2013. The remarkable P.F.B. von Siebold, his life in Europe and Japan. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 30(3): 388-427.

Compton, J.A. & Thijsse, G., 2013. The type of Wisteria japonica(Fabaceae): research into material for new names published in the first section of Siebold and Zuccarini’s Flora Japonica. Willdenowia 43: 113-120.

Ohba, H., Akiyama, S. & Thijsse, G., 2013. An additional note on the lectotypification of Fagaceae named by Blume from Japan. The Journal of Japanese Botany 88(2): 15-18. 

Ohba, H., Akiyama, S. & Thijsse, G., 2013. Types of Lauraceous Taxa Described by Blume from Japan. The Journal of Japanese Botany 88(1): 1-15.

Andel, T. van, Veldman, S., Maas, P., Thijsse, G. & Eurlings, M., 2012. The forgotten Hermann Herbarium: A 17th century collection of useful Surinam plants. Taxon 61(6): 1296-1304.

Akiyama, S., Thijsse, G., Esser, H.J. & Ohba, H., 2012. Siebold and Zuccarini’s Type Specimens and Original Materials from Japan, Part 1. Gymnosperms. The Journal of Japanese Botany 87(5): 326-353.

Thijsse, G., 2012. Gedroogde schatten. In: E. van Gelder (red.) Bloeiende kennis. Groene ontdekkingen in de Gouden Eeuw. Uitgeverij Verloren, Hilversum.

Ohba, H., Akiyama, S. & Thijsse, G., 2009. Lectotypes and Original Material for Blume’s Species and Varieties of Fagaceae from Japan. The Journal of Japanese Botany 84(4): 13237-254.

Thijsse, G., 2007. Historische herbaria van het Nationaal Herbarium Nederland. Teylers Magazijn 94: 32-38. Tentoonstellingsuitgave naar aanleiding van het 300ste geboortejaar van Linnaeus.

Ohba, H., Akiyama, S. & Thijsse, G., 2005. Miquel’s taxa of the vascular plants described from Japan in Prolusio Florae Japonicae and some other works. The Botanical Collections: Proceedings of the symposium ‘Siebold in the 21th Century’ held at University Museum, The University of Tokyo, in 2003 eds Ohba, H. & Boufford, D.E. - The University Museum, University of Tokyo Bulletin 41: 31-171.

Thijsse, G., 2005. The history of the Herbarium Japonicum Generale in Leiden. The Botanical Collections: Proceedings of the symposium ‘Siebold in the 21th Century’ held at University Museum, The University of Tokyo, in 2003 eds Ohba, H. & Boufford, D.E. - University Museum, University of Tokyo Bulletin 41: 1-18.

Thijsse, G., 2004. The Siebold herbarium (guide to the microform collection). IDC publishers, Leiden.

Thijsse, G., 2003. The Van Royen herbarium (guide to the microform collection, including the supplement). IDC publishers, Leiden.

Thijsse, G., 2000. The Herbarium Japonicum Generale in Leiden. In: Ohba, H. Von Siebold and historical botanical collections from Japan in Leiden, the Netherlands p. 15-19 (in Japanese). The University Museum, The University of Tokyo.

Kort, I., Ridder-Numan, J., Thijsse, G., Kato, N. & Yamaguchi, T., 2000. Von Siebold’s Botanical Treasures in Leiden. CD-ROM in ETI World Biodiversity Database CD-ROM Series. National Herbarium of the Netherlands, Leiden.

Thijsse, G., 1999. Botanische vloeistofpreparaten. In: A.W. Brokerhof et al. Conservering Natuurhistorische Collecties. Instituut Collectie Nederland, Amsterdam.

Thijsse, G. & Veldkamp, J.F., 1999. The Van Royen herbarium, so Important for Nomenclature and Typification. Revisión de The Van Royen Herbarium. Ed. IDC. Taxon, Vol. 48(3): 629-631.

Thijsse, G., 1999. The Van Royen herbarium (guide to the microform collection). IDC publishers, Leiden

Thijsse, G. & Baas, P., 1990. ‘Natural’ and NH3-induced variation in epicuticular needle wax morphology in Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco. Trees 4(3): 111-119.

Kort, I. de & Thijsse, G., 1984. A revision of the genus Indigofera (Leguminosae-papilionoideae) in Southeast Asia. Blumea 30: 89-151.

Collections


Part of the old xylotheque of the former Rijksherbarium (L)

Gorteria ciliaris L. (specimen from De Gorter's herbarium), Linnaeus named this genus to honour his friend David de Gorter 

Samples of dragon's blood, a resin produced by the fruits of Daemonorops draco (Willd.)Blume

Typical specimen from the herbarium of Adriaan van Royen

Collection management staff Rijksherbarium (Nonnensteeg, Leiden)