Collecting localities


Biographical data


LaRue, Carl Downey


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

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


Born: 1888, Williamsville, Ill., U.S.A. Died: 1955, Michigan, U.S.A.



From 1917-20 botanist in the employ of the U.S. Rubber Company, staying for some time in Sumatra East Coast (Kisaran), Instructor in Botany at Michigan University, 1920-23; Specialist in Rubber Investigations attached to the Amazon Expedition of the U.S. Dept of Agriculture, 1923-24; since 1924 Assistant Professor in the University of Michigan. In 1940 he went to Bolivia as a rubber expert; at present Professor at Michigan University.

Memecylon laruei Merr. was named after him.


Collecting localities:

1918. Sumatra East Coast: Asahan and Karo Plateau (cf. sub H.H. Bartlett).-He visited W. Java, e.g. Tjibodas (Oct. 22-23, 1919).



cf. sub H.H. Bartlett, also for literature. He sent specimens ( ? living) to Singapore in 1918.


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936; Plant Sc. Bull. 14, 1955, p. 6.