Collecting localities


Biographical data

Photo gallery


Finet, Achille Eugène


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

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1863, Argenteuil, France. Died: 1913, Paris, France.



Laboratory assistant, later collaborator of Prof.Dr H. Lecomte; from the outset onwards editor of the ‘Notulae systematicae’. He travelled in Iceland (1889), and SE. Europe (1899), and accompanied Prof.Dr H. Lecomte (see there, also sub Liter.), on his journey to the tropics, via Japan and China. After the visit to Java, they travelled to Indo-China.

He is commemorated in Clerodendron finetii Dop.


Collecting localities:

1911. W. Java: staying 5 weeks at Buitenzorg (Aug.-Sept.), visiting Tjibodas on the slope of G. Gedeh, and G. Salak.



Herb. Paris [P]: 500 nos from Java Lecomte & Finet.


biographical data:

Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 40, 1913, p. 205-216, incl. bibliogr.; Nouv. Arch. Mus. 5, 1913, p. i-xii + portr.; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936, p. 650; in ‘Flore génér. de l’Indo-Chine’ tome prélim. 1944, p. 41 + portr. pl. XI; Adansonia 2, 1962, p. 147-159, portr.


photo gallery:

 J. Léandri. 1962. Deux grands artisans de la floristicque tropicale: Henri Lecomte (1856-1934) et Achille Finet (1863-1913). Adansonia 2: 147—158