Collecting localities



Biographical data


Langlassé, Eugène


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

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)


Died: Jan. 16 or 19, 1900, Buenaventura, Colombia.



Horticulturist who travelled in Cochin-China, the Malay region (see below),1 and some years later in Mexico (1898-99), and Colombia. He died from yellow fever. On his travels in Mexico and Colombia, cf. R. McVaugh: ‘The travels and botanical collections of Eugène Langlassé in Mexico and Colombia, 1898-1899’ (Candollea 13, 1951, p. 167-211).

Some plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:2

1894-95. W. Borneo (May 31-June 25, 1894), visiting: Silat (on the Upper Kapuas), Mt Hjang, Mt Sagu, Silat River, Mt Glam, Kapuas River, Sintang; Singapore Isl. (July 10-Aug. 17), visiting: Bt Timah, Kranji and forest near Kranji, Bt Mandi, Chan Chu Kan, etc.; Île Ste Barbe (situated halfway Lingga and Pontianak in W. Borneo, a little N of the equator; = ? P. Pedjantan) (Aug. 26-Sept. 4); Singapore Is1. (Sept. 15-18), on Bt Mandi and Bt Timah; Philippines, Luzon; Oct. 15-Jan. 1895), visiting: Pagsajan, Paete (hill), Botocan Fall, Majayjay, Mt Banajao (Oct. 24-Nov. 4, and in Jan. 1895), hill of San Matiquiou, Monte de Pieda.



Herb. Paris [P]: nos 1-96 from Borneo, nos 1-215 and 285-335 from Singapore, nos 206-297 from Île St Barbe, nos 1-166 from Luzon. Herb. Decand. (Geneva [G]): 454 nos from Borneo and Singapore, 151 from the Philippine Islands, including no 297 (Piper langlassei DC.) from Luzon.4 Some dupl. in Herb. Boiss. (Geneva [G]).

Plants from Mexico and Columbia in Herb. Paris [P], dupl. in Herb. Berl. [B] (1200 nos), in Kew [K] (211 nos), and in several other European and American herbaria.



(1) E. Langlassé: ‘Les palmiers utiles, aux îles Philippines’ (Rev. Horticole 1896, p. 462-464); ‘Emploi des Bambous en Malaisie’ (in l.c. 1897, p. 243-244); and other papers.

(2) cf. Data in Arch. Herb. (Phanérog.) Paris.

(3) cf. Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 22, 1916, p. 410-416.

(4) cf. Ann. Cons. Jard. Bot. Genève 2, 1898, p. 273; and letter from Langlassé (dated June 1, 1895) in the archives of the Conserv. Bot. Geneva.


biographical data:

Bull. Soc. Bot. France 47, 1900, p. 117-119; Rev. Horticole 1900, p. 414; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.