Biographical data


Porte, Marius


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


Died: Jan. 14, 1866, Manila, Luzon, P.I.



French explorer and plant collector who collected in Brazil (1855-c. 58) and from c. 1859-65 near Singapore and in the Philippines. He is the discoverer of Phalaenopsis schilleriana Rchb.

He is commemorated in the genus Portea Brongn. and in several species of plants.



He sent his living plants to Europe; in 1860 from Manila (Luzon) to Paris [P] (cf. list in ‘Arch. Nation.’ Paris). Also specimens in Herb. Leiden [L]1 and Herb. Vilmorin [VIL].2

He collected for the horticultural firm of J. Linden.



(1) cf. Merrill in Bull. Bur. Agr. Manila no 4, 1903, p. 39.

(2) cf. Bonaparte, Notes ptéridol., fast. 13, 1921, p. 211.


biographical data:

Flora 49, 1866, p. 350; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.