Merrill, Elmer Drew (1876-1956)

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Merrill was born in East Auburn, Maine, USA, ont the 15asup>th of October 1876. His interest in botany developed early as he spent much time on his grandfathers farm. He graduated at the University of Maine in 1899 and was employed as assiting agrostologist at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) the same year. He remained on their payroll for three years.

Published species

Hoya anulata
Hoya cardiophylla
Hoya crassicaulis (Elmer)
Hoya elmer
Hoya fungii
Hoya hainanensis
Hoya lancilimba
Hoya meliflua
Hoya obscura (Elmer)
Hoya obscurinervia
Hoya pentaphlebia
Hoya pubicalyx
Hoya reticulata
Hoya sussuela (Roxb.)
Hoya tsoi


(IPNI) International Plant Name Index Chrono-Biographical Sketches the Linnean Society of London Archives of The New York Botanical Garden

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