Collecting localities


Biographical data


Piper, Charles Vancouver


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


Born: 1867, Victoria, B.C., Columbia. Died: 1926, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.



Educated in the universities of Washington and Harvard; from 1883-92 residing at Seattle; Professor of Botany in Washington State College, 1892-1903; Agrostologist of the Bureau of Plant Industry, Washington, 1903-26. He was at the disposal of the Bur. of Agriculture, Manila, P.I., to examine the possibility for improving forage conditions there, in 1911-12. In 1911 he visited the Buitenzorg Botanic Gardens.

The genus Piperia, and several plant species (Polyosma piperi Merr. etc.) were named after him.


Collecting localities:

1911-12. Philippines. In Mindanao, etc.



Herb. Manila [PNH]: 620 plants from various parts of the Philippine Archipelago (pres. 1910/11); U.S. Nat. Herb. Wash. [US].

His entomological collection in Nat. Mus. Washington.


biographical data:

Who’s who 1913; Science N.S. 63, 1926, p. 248-249; Proc. Biol. Soc. Washingt. 41, 1928, p. 61-66; Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts and Sci. 62, 1928, p. 275-276; Am. Men of Sci. 1906.