Collecting localities


Biographical data


Palser, Barbara Frances


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


Born: 1916, Worcester, Mass., U.S.A.



Was educated at Mt Holyoke College, B.A. 1938, M.A. 1940; Ph.D. University of Chicago 1942; Instructor Botany Univ. Chicago 1942-45, Assistant Professor 1945-51, Associate Professor 1951-60, Professor 1960-65; Associate Professor of the Dept of Botany, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., U.S.A., 1965, and Professor since 1966.

Author of several papers on the morphology of Ericaceae.


Collecting localities:

1969. Luzon. Touring the Mountain Province (May): from Baguio (Mt Santo Thomas) to Bontoc (Mt Data, Mt Polis) and Banaue.



Ericaceae, nos 6901-6924, a set of which in Leiden Herb. [L]; pickled material for morphological investigation at home. First collection since Loher of Rhododendron zollingeri J.J.Sm. in Luzon; also recollection of Diplycosia parvifolia on Mt Polis (1st collection was lost at Manila). Dupl. Philippine Ericaceae and Epacridaceae in Herb. D.S.I.R. Christch. [CHR].


biographical data:

Amer. Men of Science; Who’s Who of American Women ed. 5, 1968-69.