Biographical data


Spire, Dr O.


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



Made a study of rubber-producing plants charged by the French Ministry of the Colonies; he stayed in Java from Oct. 1901 till March 1902.1 He mentioned the dispatch of flowers and fruits of Loranthaceae and of some animals to Paris, collected in the vicinity of the Botanical Institute at Buitenzorg (W. Java). Nearly finished with his investigations he planned to cross Java and even Sumatra and Borneo. He intended to make zoological collections in Java.2 In 1902-03 he was sent on a mission to Indo-China as ‘Médecin major des Troupes Coloniales.’ He took his Dr’s degree in 1905 at Paris.



In Herb. Paris [P]: c. 1500 specim. from Indo-China; also Java plants (probably few).



(1) cf. Dammerman in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 45, 1935, p. 26.

Author of: ‘Les espèces d’arbres a caoutchouc cultivées aux Indes néerlandaises’ (in ? , p. 39 seq.; seen reprint only).

(2) cf. Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 17, 1901, p. 202.


biographical data:

In ‘Flore gén. d. l’Indo-Chine’ tome prelim. 1944, p. 47.