Biographical data


Silva, José Gomes da


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



Physician, pupil of Julio Henriques; Head of the Health Department, respectively in Timor (at Dilly) and at Macao (China). He studied the flora medico.

Author of an enumeration of Timor plants.1



Herb. Bot. Inst. Univ. Coimbra [COI]: c. 260 specim. from Port. Timor (coll. 1884) (identified by himself and not seen by any other botanist after that), and plants from Macau.2 Evidently some dupl. in Herb. Berlin [B].3



(1) ‘Catálogo de plantas de Macau e Timor’ (Bol. da Prov. de Macau e Timor, nos 21-26,1887; republished in Bol. Sanit. da Prov. de Timor, 1924, p. 62-88).

(2) Plants from Macau published by J. Henriques in Bol. da Socied. Broter. ser. 1, vol. 2, 1883 (1884), p. 164-168 and l.c. vol. 3, 1884 (1885), p. 141-154.

(3) cf. Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 50, Suppl. 1914, p. 180.


biographical data:

Bol. da Socied. Broter. ser. 1, vol. 3, 1884 (1885), p. 233; Broteria 3, 1904, p. 310; information in litt. by Prof. Dr A. Fernandes at Coimbra.