Since the last Bulletin was published we have to regret the loss of one of the last of the Mohikans of the Treub period of ’s-Lands Plantentuin (Kebun Raya Indonesia) at Buitenzorg (Bogor), namely of Dr. Charles Bernard, born 1876 in Geneva, who died at Amsterdam, 29th July 1967, aged 90. He studied at Geneva, finished his education by getting his degree in 1894, after which he remained for six years assistant to Prof. Dr. R. Chodat under whom he prepared a doctor’s thesis in 1901 (published 1903) on the embryology of some parasitic plants which led him to consider Lathraea as a scrophulariaceous genus.