Ivan VASILCHENKO, USSR Florist and specialist in floristic systematics. Plant morphologist; Doctor of Biological Science since 1941; Council member, Botanical Society, since 1958; senior associate, Botanical Institute, USSR Academy of Science since 1947.
VASILCHENKO, Ivan was born in 1903 in Taganrog.
1926 graduated Don Institute of Agriculture and Land Improvement, Novocherkassk. 1927-1930 postgrad, student, Chair of Botany, Don Institute of Agriculture and Land Improvement.
1926-1927 in Soviet Army. 1930-1931 at North-Caucasian Department, Institute for the Study of Arid Regions. 1932-1933 senior associate, Main Botanical Gardens, Leningrad.
1934-1937 directed study of weeds at Tadzhikistan Base, USSR Academy of Science. 1938-1941 collected material for monograph on lucerne, which in 1941 was submitted as doctor’s thesis to the Botanical Institute, USSR Academy of Science. 1941-1945 fought in World War II.