Biographical data


Holman, Richard Morris


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


Born: 1886, Pittsburgh, Penn., U.S.A. Died: 1935, Berkeley, Cal., U.S.A.



Plant physiologist, educated at Stanford, and Leipsic (1912-14); Dr’s degree in California in 1915. One of the original members of the College of Agriculture in the Philippines,1 staying there from 1909-12. After his return to the U.S.A., at Michigan, Wabash College, and since 1920 at Berkeley in California, finally as Associate Professor.

He is commemorated in Melastoma holmani Elmer.



Herb. Manila [PNH]: 192 Philip. plants (pres. 1911/12), from Mt Maquiling (coll. Apr. 1911) and other localities in Luzon. According to Merrill he sold the duplicates.



(1) cf. Elmer Leafl. Philip. Bot. 8, 1919, p. 3089-3090.


biographical data:

Amer. Men of Sci. ed. 3-5; Madroņo 3, 1935, p. 144-145.