Collecting localities


Biographical data


Vermoesen, Dr Frans Marie Camille


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

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


Born: 1882, Malderen, Belgium. Died: 1922, Leuven, Belgium.



Was educated at the University of Leuven (Ph.D. 1909). After a term of probation in the Herbarium at Brussels, he was appointed mycologist for plant diseases in the Congo, and made a study tour to India and the Dutch East Indies, 1911-12. From 1913-15 he worked in the Congo, but was forced to resign due to ill health. After World War I appointed Inspector in the Department of Colonies, and since 1919 Conservator of the Rijksplantentuin at Brussels to work up his own Congo collection of about 2000 numbers.


Collecting localities:

Leaving Marseille (Feb. 11, 1911), visiting Colombo, Peradenya, Singapore, Penang, and Buitenzorg (Java). Collected ferns at Ngadiwono (G. Tengger), E. Java; evidently phanerogams too, as he is cited as the collector of Polygonum plebejum R.Br. in the Zandzee (G. Tengger) on March 10, 1912 (cf. Danser in Bull. Jard. Bot. Buit. sÚr. 3, vol. 8, 1926, p. 141). 



Specimen in Herb. Bog. [BO].


biographical data:

Belg. Kolon. Biogr. 2, 1951, incl. bibliogr.