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Mearns, Edgar Alexander


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

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


Born: 1856, Highland Falls, New York, U.S.A. Died: 1916, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.



Surgeon; major in the Medical corps U.S. Army, 1883-1909; prominent zoologist. He was a member of the Roosevelt South African Expedition.

Author of many zoological publications.

The genus Mearnsia Merr. and some plant species were named in his honour (cf. Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936).


Collecting localities:

Philippines. Sulu Archipelago: Dammi I. (Jan. 4, 1906), Tawitawi I., Tataan I. (Jan. 8, 1906).-Luzon: around Baguio; Mindanao, Zamboanga: with W.I. Hutchinson on Mt Malindang (May 1906). -Mindoro: with Hutchinson and Merrill, starting from Calapan (Oct. 31, 1906); Mt Halcon (Nov. 22 on the summit); back at Calapan (Dec. 7).1-On the islands of Batan and Fuga (June 1907).2 



Herb. Manila [PNH], numbered in the Bur. Sci. and in the For. Bur. series; also plants together with Hutchinson. Dupl. in Herb. Berl. [B]; U.S. Not. Herb. Wash. [US]: 591 nos (1st set Mindanao coll.), and 96 with Hutchinson.



(1) cf. Philip. Journ. Sci. A. vol. 2, 1907, p. 187-199.

(2) cf. Merrill in Philip. Journ. Sci. C. Bot. 3, 1908, p. 388.


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