The Complete Writings of Dr. Eduardo A. Quisumbing on Philippine Orchids (1st ed)

S$240.00

The Complete Writings of Dr. Eduardo A. Quisumbing on Philippine Orchids (1st ed)

S$240.00

Title: The Complete Writings of Dr. Eduardo A. Quisumbing on Philippine Orchids

Author: Dr. Eduardo A. Quisumbing, Helen L. Valmayor

Publisher: Eugenio Lopez Foundation, Manila, 1982. First edition.

Condition: Leatherette, near fine. Complete 2 vol. set. A very comprehensive set, with many black and white illustrations and a few colour plates. A heavy set. Overseas shipping will cost extra.

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About the author (from Wikipedia):

Eduardo Quisumbíng y Argüelles (Filipino: Eduardo Argüelles Quisumbing; November 11, 1895, Santa Cruz, Laguna – August 23, 1986) was a Filipino biologist, a leading authority of plants in the Philippines.

From 1920 to 1926 he was attached to the College of Agriculture in U.P., and from 1926 to 1928 to the University of California; in 1928 appointed systematic botanist and since February 1934 acting chief of the Natural Museum Division of the Bureau of Science, Manila, now director of the National Museum. When assigned to the U.S. Navy in Guiuan, at the southern tip of Samar, made collections in that region. He retired as director in November 1961, and was for some following years attached to the Araneta University. Quisumbing undertook restoration of the Herbarium, which was completely destroyed during the war.

Quisumbing was author of taxonomic and morphological papers, many of which deal with orchids, including ‘Medicinal plants in the Philippines’ (Manila 1951). Saccolabium quisumbingii has been named in his honour. He was recipient of the Distinguished Service Star (1954) for outstanding contribution to the field of systematic botany; Diploma of Merit on Orchidology and Fellow Gold Medal, Malaysian Orchid Society (1966); Gold Medal, American Orchid Society (1969), and 1975 PhilAAS Most Outstanding Award.