Bley, Franz J.


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 1: Cyclopaedia of collectors)


Born: 1881, Selokaton Estate, Semarang Res., Java.



Son of the following, studied botany in Holland and at ZŁrich (Switzerland), worked a long time, from Aug. 1915 until Febr. 1920, in the Treub Laboratory at Buitenzorg on the embryology of Laurembergia, a marsh-plant of the DiŽng Plateau.1 Then he was Estate Manager of a Cinchona plantation, and subsequently Botanist of the Besoeki Experiment Station (Djember) in E. Java. He returned to Europe on account of illness. Later in Java again?

Liparis bleyi J.J.Sm. was named after him.



(1) cf. Dammerman in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 45, 1935. p. 41.