Collecting localities



Biographical data


Bois, Désiré Georges Jean Marie


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


Born: 1856, Granville, Manche, France. Died: 1946, Saint Mandé, France.



Professor of Agriculture in the Mus. d’Hist. Nat. Paris, was delegated to a Congress in Indo-China and made use of this opportunity to make a trip in Java. At Buitenzorg he devoted himself mainly to taxonomic studies and the collecting of an extensive herbarium;1 he was especially interested in useful plants.

He is commemorated in Merremia boisiana (Gagnep.) Ooststr.


Collecting localities:2

1903. Principally W. Java, (Febr.-March, staying 6 weeks in all): Buitenzorg, Tjibodas (G. Gedeh), Tjipetir, Lembang; Centr. Java: Klaten.



Herb. Paris [P]. A lichen from Java was cited as collected in Jan. 1903.3 The latter date does not agree with the itinerary; he may have arrived in Java at the end of Jan.



(1) cf. Dammerman In Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 45, 1935, p. 28.

(2) D. Bois: ‘Voyage en Indo-Chine et à Java’ (Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 9, 1903, p. 251-255); ‘L’Institut Botanico-Agricole de Buitenzorg (Java)’ (Rev. Hortic. 82, 1910, p. 15-18, 2 fig.); ‘Le Jardin Botanique de Buitenzorg (Java)’ (l.c. p. 37-39, 63-66, 4 fig.).

(3) cf. H in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 54, 1907, p.417.


biographical data:

Qui êtes-vous? 1924; Dict. Nat. Contemp. (1936) + portr.; Bull. Soc. But. France 93, 1946, p. 115-118 + portr.; Rev. Argent. Agron. 14, 1947, p. 177; Rev. Hortic. n.s. 30, p. 236 + portr., p. 294.