Biographical data


Lyon, William S.


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


Born: 1852, White Plains, New York, U.S.A. Died: 1916, Manila, Luzon, P.I.



From 1902-16 gardener in the employ of the Philippine Bureau of Agriculture, Manila.

Mucuna lyonii Merr. and other Philippine plants were named after him.



Cited by Merrill as the collector of several plants (numbered between 1 and 165), mainly orchids, from Luzon. In Herb. ? Manila [PNH]; Herb. O. Ames (Cambr., Mass. [GH]) (from Mindoro and Luzon).


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.