Biographical data


Ledoux, Jacques Alphonse


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

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

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1880, Liverpool, England. Died: Apr. 1, 1961, Johore Bahru, Malaya.



From his youth he had an interest in plants. He volunteered for service in the war in S. Africa, remaining in that country until 1906, when he went to Malaya. From tin-mining in Johore he soon turned to rubber-planting in the Kota Tinggi District, where he remained for the rest of his life. Planter of Kota Tinggi, Johore, Malay Peninsula (cf. Burkill In Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem.4, 1927, nos 4-5). In 1956 he still lived at Kota Tinggi and sent plants regularly to the Singapore Botanic Gardens.



Herb. Sing. [SING]: plants from the neighbourhood of Kota Tinggi (pres. 1910 and later). He twice climbed G. Panti, viz in 1910 with Ridley, and in March 1925 with Holltum.


biographical data:

Gard. Bull. Sing. 18, 1961, p. 328-329, portr.