Biographical data




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



Is cited by Merrill in Enum. Born. Pl. 1921, as the collector of some orchids, viz of Aerides odoratum Lour. in Sarawak, NW. Borneo.



Probably especially orchids. In Herb. Kew [K]: 18 nos from India, 1882, from a Gibson (per Veitch); and plants from India, 1841-60, collected by Alexander Gibson (1800, Lawrencekirk, Kincardineshire; 1867, Bombay, Br. India). In Herb. Brit. Mus. [BM]: 153 plants from Buenos Ayres (pres. 1901), collected by Ernest Gibson.

We do not know whether one of these collectors is identical with the above-mentioned. In the biography of Alexander (see below) no mention is made of any voyage to the Malaysian region.


biographical data (of A. Gibson):

Pritzel, Thes. Lit. Bot., 1872; Buckland, Dict. Ind. Biogr., 1906, p. 164-165.