S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Moreillon, Monsieur Eric (plant collection)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

Eric Moreillon was the brother of Bertrand Moreillon, a Swiss missionary in the Paris Evangelical Mission to Basutoland (now Lesotho). Eric visited Lesotho three times for health reasons, in 1905, 1910, and 1923-1924. During these visits he collected some plants at Cana, a mission station a few kilometers north-east of Teyateyaneng, in the north-west of Lesotho. A hundred of his specimens went to the University of Zuerich and more than half of these are grasses.

Moreillon contributed a note, "Connaissances astronomiques des Bassoutos" (astronomical knowledge of the Basuto) to the journal L'Astronomie in 1914. His address at this time is given as Kenega Drift (near Matatiele), East Griqualand.


List of sources:
Gunn, M. & Codd, L.E. Botanical exploration of southern Africa. Cape Town: Balkema, 1981.

Jacot Guillarmod, A. Botanical exploration in Basutoland. South African Journal of Science, 1967, Vol. 63, pp. 81-83.

Moreillon, Eric. Connaissances astronomiques des Bassoutos. L’Astronomie, 1914, Vol. 28, pp. 458-459. Retrieved from http://adsbit.harvard.edu//full/1914LAstr..28..455S/0000491.000.html on 2018-11-16.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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