Biographical data


Herbert, Desmond Andrew


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


Born: 1898, Diamond Creek, Australia.



Educated in the University of Melbourne (D.Sc.); Botanist and Plant Pathologist W.A. 1918-21; 1921-24 Professor of Plant Physiology, University of the Philippines; from 1924 at Brisbane University, successively as Lecturer, Associate Professor of Botany (since Dec. 1946), and Professor of Botany.



He brought living Philippine plants to Sydney, e.g. Begonia coccinea.


biographical data:

Who’s who in Australia ed. 13, 1947.