Collecting localities


Biographical data


Merrill, Dana True


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

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


Born: 1876, East Auburn, Maine, U.S.A.



Twin brother of E.D. Merrill (see below), graduate of the University of Maine. He entered the U.S. Army as a private in the Spanish-American war, being commissioned later as a lieutenant, remaining in the army until he retired as Brigadier General in 1940. He is living now at Fort Thomas, Ky. He served in the Philippines from 1900-1902.


Collecting localities:

1901. Philippines: Luzon, Pampanga Province.



U.S. Nat. Herb. Wash. [US] 14 grasses and Cyperaceae, collected at the request of his brother.


biographical data:

Who’s who in America 21, 1940, p. 1804, and in earlier editions.