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Elmer Drew Merrill

U.S. botanist (1876–1956)

1876   -   1956

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: University of Maine, George Washington University
occupation: botanist
award received: Linnean Medal

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Elmer Drew Merrill (October 15, 1876 – February 25, 1956) was an American botanist and taxonomist. He spent more than twenty years in the Philippines where he became a recognized authority on the flora of the Asia-Pacific region. Through the course of his career he authored nearly 500 publications, described approximately 3,000 new plant species, and amassed over one million herbarium specimens. In addition to his scientific work he was an accomplished administrator, college dean, university professor and editor of scientific journals.
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