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Edouard Ernest Maire

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Installed  15 February 1890
Ordination  21 September 1872
Nationality  French
Born  February 28, 1848 Trondes, France (1848-02-28)
Died  19 October 1932, Dongchuan District, China

Edouard Ferdinand Ernest Maire (28 February 1848 – 19 August 1932) was a French missionary and plant collector in China. He served as Pro-Vicar Apostolic of Yunnan. Between 1905 and 1916 he sent the plant material he collected to various herbaria in Europe. From time to time he also collected seeds. He collected most actively on the plateaus surrounding his seat in Kunming, but he sometimes made trips to the more than 3000 m high limestone mountains near Dongchuan to the North-East. His collections were described by, among others, Léveillé and Franchet in Paris.

Several plants were named in honor of Edouard-Ernest Maire including Epipactis mairei, Fargesia mairei, Nomocharis mairei, Paeonia mairei, Primula mairei and Sedum mairei.

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Edouard-Ernest Maire Wikipedia


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