Collecting localities


Biographical data


Scribner, Frank (or Franklin Pierce) Lamson


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


Born: 1851, Cambridgeport, Mass., U.S.A. Died: 1938, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.



B.S., Maine State College of Agriculture, 1873; on the staff of the U.S. Dept of Agriculture, 1885-88; Professor of Botany and Horticulture in Tennessee, 1888-94; Chief Div. Agrost. U.S. Dept Agr., 1894-1901; Chief Bureau of Agriculture, Manila, P.I., 1901-1904; Special Agent and Agrostologist, U.S. Dept Agr., 1904-22.

Well-known author on grasses, etc.1

He is commemorated in Gigantochloa scribneriana Merr.


Collecting localities:

Some (c. 14) grasses, collected in Luzon (June 1902), and Cuyo (Dec. 1902), including the above-mentioned new species.



(1) E.g. ‘List of Philippine agricultural products and fiber plants’ (Bull. Bur. Agr. Philip. lsl. no 5, 1904, 47 pp.).


biographical data:

Who’s who in America 1930/31; Chron. Bot. 4, 1938, p. 84, 261.