Lilian Gibbs

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Lilian Gibbs
Born 10 September 1870
London, United Kingdom
Died 30 January 1925
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Nationality British
Fields botany
Institutions British Museum
Known for Mount Kinabalu

Lilian Suzette Gibbs (1870–1925) was a British botanist who worked for the British Museum in London. She was the first woman and the first botanist to ascend Mount Kinabalu in February 1910.[1] Gibbs collected many plants new to science, several of which are named in her honour (e.g. Racemobambos gibbsiae or Miss. Gibb's Bamboo).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Phillipps, A. & F. Liew 2000. Globetrotter Visitor's Guide – Kinabalu Park. New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd.
  2. ^ "Author Query for 'Gibbs'". International Plant Names Index.