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Ivan Tikhonovich VASILCHENKO

Florist and specialist in floristic systematics

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.

Background

VASILCHENKO, Ivan was born in 1903 in Taganrog.

Education

1926 graduated Don Institute of Agriculture and Land Improvement, Novocherkassk. 1927-1930 postgrad, student, Chair of Botany, Don Institute of Agriculture and Land Improvement.

Career

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.