Dr. André M. V. de Carvalho

Alain Chautems alain.chautems at CJB.VILLE-GE.CH
Mon Dec 9 09:58:24 CST 2002

With great sadness, I have to inform the list members of the death of my great friend and colleague Dr. André Maurício Vieira de Carvalho (1951-2002).

André, curator of the Herbarium of the Centro de Pesquisas do Cacau (CEPEC) of the Comissão Executiva do Plano da Lavoura Cacaueira (CEPLAC) in Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil, died in his sleep of tuberculosis on 16 November, 2002.  He was buried the same day in Pontal,Ilhéus, where he was born on 5 October, 1951.

André was one of the most productive plant collectors ever in Bahia, with over 7200 numbers, mostly collected in Bahia (the primary set of his collections is at CEPEC, with other important sets at RB, NY, K, and ALCB).  

His legacy is the CEPEC herbarium, the largest in northeastern Brazil and one of the best curated herbaria in the country.  In his honor, the CEPEC herbarium has been renamed the Herbário André Maurício de Carvalho.  André Carvalho is survived by his nine brothers and sisters, most of whom still live in or near Ilhéus, Bahia.

An obituary written by Dr. W. Thomas and A. Amorim will appear in Taxon 52 (1).

Dr. Alain Chautems
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques 
de la Ville de Genève
C.P. 60
CH-1292 Chambésy/GE

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