Aimée Antoinette Camus
Camus was the daughter of Edmond Gustave Camus, also a botanist and was born in L'Isle-Adam, about 50 kilometres north of Paris. Under her father's influence she specialized in the study of orchids and the anatomy of the plant and worked for some time with other professionals such as Paul Bergon (1863-1912) and Paul Henri Lecomte (1856-1934).
Camus published the work L'Iconographie des Orchidées d´Europe et du Bassin Méditerranéen.
She gave the name of Neohouzeaua to a genus of seven tropical bamboo, in honour of the lifelong work that Jean Houzeau de Lehaie had devoted to the understanding of the botany and propagation of bamboo in Europe and Africa.
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