Weber, Charles Martin


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



(Merrill informed C.A. Backer that W. was possibly murdered by natives of Balabac), ex-soldier. From 1911-17 he collected plants in the Philippines, for example in Mindanao (March-July 1911).

Several plants were named after him (cf. Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936).




Herb. Manila [PNH]: 614 specim. Philip. Isls (acq. 1911/12), and other Philippine collections (acq. 1916/17). Dupl. in Herb. Ke w [K]: Philip. Isls plants (purch. 1912); Paris [P]: 400 specim. (purch. 1912/13); Herb. Sydney [NSW]: Philip. plants (by exch. 1912); Herb. Field (= Nat. Hist.) Mus. Chicago [F]: 260 specim. Philip. plants (acq. 1912); U.S. Nat. Herb. Wash. [US]: 305 Philip. orchids; some dupl. in Herb. Decand. (Geneva [G]), in Gray Herb. (Cambr., Mass [GH].), Herb. Leiden [L] (1911-12), and Herb. Edinburgh [E].