Collecting localities




Steiner (née Lindenberg), Mona Lisa


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1915, Vienna, Austria.



Botanist, graduated in the University of the Philippines (B.S.), and the University of Vienna (Ph. D. 1954); from 1938-40 teaching at the Botany Department U.P. After the war her activities were mostly in the horticultural field, starting an Orchid Society, a Garden Club, etc.

Author of some books1 and numerous articles in weeklies, newspapers, and in the Philip. Orchid Review.


Collecting localities:

Philippine Islands. Luzon: mainly around Manila, Baguio, and in the vicinity of Manila. Made an exploration in Mt Pulog area (Mar. 1961), revisiting it in May of the same year with H. Sleumer and P. van Royen (see those). The family later returned to Europe.



Mainly cultivated plants, in Herb. Manila (P.N.H. series) [PNH]; since 1953 in private herbarium, but for the greater part duplicated in the Philippine National Herbarium [PNH]. Dupl. will be deposited in U.S. Nat. Herb. Wash. [US] and Leiden [L]. At the end of 1955 about 1000 field nos in total. Dupl. Philippine Is. (1961) in Herb. Edinb. [E].



(1) M.L. Steiner: ‘Philippine ornamental plants’ (Manila 1952); ‘Philippine Orchids’ in collaboration with Reg.S. Davis (New York 1952).