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Eduardo Quisumbing 1895 -1986


Eduardo Quisumbing - Filipino Botanist

Eduardo Quisumbing - Filipino Botanist

Drawing by Mary Bellis from NAST Photo

Eduardo Quisumbing - Filipino Botanist:

Filipino botanist, Eduardo Quisumbing was a noted expert in the medicinal plants of the Philippines. He was author of more than 129 scientific articles. many on orchids. Eduardo Quisumbing served as the Director of the National Museum of the Philippines, where he rebuilt the Herbarium. The plant "saccolabium quisumbingii" is named in honor of Eduardo Quisumbing.

Eduardo Quisumbing - Degrees:

  • BSA at University of the Philippines Los Baños - 1918
  • MS at the University of the Philippines Los Baños - 1921
  • Ph. D. at University of Chicago (Plant Taxonomy, Systematics and Morphology) - 1923

Eduardo Quisumbing - Awards:

  • 1954 - Distinguished Service Star for outstanding contribution to the field of systematic botany
  • 1966 - Diploma of Merit on Orchidology
  • 1966 - Fellow Gold Medal from the Malaysian Orchid Society
  • 1975 - PhilAAS Most Outstanding Award
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