Biographical data


Chevalier, Auguste J. B.


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

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


Born: 1873, Domfront, Orne, France. Died: 1956, Paris, France.



Was educated at Caen from 1893-96, and took his Dr’s degree in 1901. He was sent on several missions, mainly to Africa. In 1913-14 to Indo-China, paying a visit to Java in 1914, e.g. at Buitenzorg, and Tjibodas (May 2-4).

Author of many papers on useful plants, published in the Rev. Bot. Appl. Agric. Coloniale. From 1917-19 he was General Inspector of Agriculture and Forests in Indo-China. In 1929 Professor at Paris. He is Director of the Agricultural Colonial Laboratory at Paris.

He is commemorated in Premna chevaliers Dop.



Herb. Bonaparte (= Paris [P]): some ferns collected s.n. near Tjibodas on the slope of G. Gedeh, W. Java (May 1914).1



(1) cf. Bonaparte, Notes ptéridol., fasc. 13, 1921, p. 207 seq.


biographical data:

In ‘Flore génér. de l’Indo-Chine’ tome prélim. 1944, p. 38, portr. pl. X; Bull. Acad. Geogr. Bot. 11, p. 159-160; J. Agr. Trop. Bot. Appl. 1, 1954, 3-7, pl. 1 (photogr.), partial bibliogr. on p. 234-256, 375-384, 507-514; Taxon 5, 1956, p. 120-125, portr.