Biographical data


Castro, Alberto Osorio de


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



About 1911 official of the Civil Service of Portuguese Timor; a judge, a poet, and a very good prose writer. He wrote a book describing his travels in Timor.

Aspidium decastroi v.A.v.R. was named after him.



Herb. Bog. [BO]: some small collections, numbering > 136 (pres. 1911), collected in Portuguese Timor. In 1909 and 1910 plants were sent for identification to Buitenzorg [BO]. Dupl. in Herb. Leiden[L]. In Herb. Univ. Lisbon. [LISU] (251 poor specim.). Identifications printed in Bol. Soc. Broter. Univ. Coimbra.


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.