Collecting localities




Szemian, József Márton Károly


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


Born: 1890, Budapest, Hungary.



Chemical engineer, educated at Budapest; from 1912-24 on the staff of various agricultural experiment stations in Hungary; founder, and from 1924-27, Director of the Agricultural-Chemical Institute at Ankara, Turkey; 1927-32 Pedologist in D.E. Indian Government service, in charge of an agrogeological survey of South Sumatra;1 in the employ of the D.E. Indian Mining Department from 1932 onwards.


Collecting localities:

1931. S. Sumatra (exploring Febr.-Sept.): on the border of Palembang Residency and the Lampong Districts near Wai Poengkan, between Moeara Doea and Blankanganoempoe (March, June).



Herb. Bog. [BO]: > 84 nos, including some Musci. He collected in Anatolia too; plants in private Herbarium of the late Dr A. Degen (Budapest).



(1) J. Szemian: ‘Aanteekeningen van een agrogeologische verkenningsreis door het gebied der Residentie Palembang’ (Bergcultures 1930, p. 79 seq.).