Eduardo Quisumbing Biography, Contributions

Eduardo Quisumbing is a Filipino scientist and botanist who received the National Scientist award in 1980. The plant Saccolabium quisumbingii is named for him.

Personal Information
Full Name : Eduardo A. Quisumbing
Birth Date : November 24, 1895
Died : August 23, 1986
Birthplace : Sta. Cruz, Laguna, Philippines
Father : Honorato de los R. Quisumbing
Mother : Ciriaca F. Arguelles

College : University of the Philippines (1918)
Course : Agriculture
Master : Botany, University of the Philippines (1921)
Doctorate : Botany, University of Chicago (1923)

Career Highlights
* Director, National Museum
1934 – Acting chief, Natural Museum Division of the Bureau of Science in Manila
1928-1934 – Systematic Botanist, Natural Museum Division of the Bureau of Science in Manila
1920-1926 – Lecturer, University of the Philippines

Contribution to Science
* Studied different species of Philippine plants particularly orchids

* Authored the book “Medicinal Plants of the Philippines”
* Published more than 136 original articles on various Philippine plants particularly on orchids

1980 – National Scientist of the Philippines

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See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books

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