Herman Johannes Lam

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Lam (1957)

Herman Johannes Lam (3 January 1892 in Veendam – 15 February 1977 in Leiden) was a Dutch botanist.[1]

Lam studied at Utrecht University, where he was awarded a Doctor of Biology in 1919. Lam was the appointed the director of the Rijksherbarium in 1933. He retired from academic work in 1962.[2] He was member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1960.[1]

In 1957, botanist Steenis published a genus of plants from New Guinea (belonging to the family Bignoniaceae) as Lamiodendron, in his honour.[3]


  1. ^ a b "H.J. Lam (1892 - 1977)". Digitaal Wetenschapshistorisch Centrum. Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Lam, Herman Johannes". National Herbarium of the Netherlands. 24 July 2007. Retrieved 27 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Lamiodendron Steenis | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  4. ^ International Plant Names Index.  H.J.Lam.