|Born||November 17, 1944|
|Died||January 7, 1989|
|Institutions||Field Museum of Natural History|
|Alma mater||Cornell University, Harvard University|
|Doctoral advisor||Richard Evans Schultes|
|Known for||· intensive systematic study of coca|
|Influences||Richard Evans Schultes|
Timothy Plowman (November 17, 1944 – January 7, 1989) was an ethnobotanist best known for his intensive work over the course of 15 years on the genus Erythroxylum in general, and the cultivated coca species in particular. He collected more than 700 specimens from South America, housed in the collection of the Field Museum of Natural History.
Plowman joined the Field Museum of Natural History in 1978 where he became tenured in 1983 and was appointed Curator in 1988. He published more than 80 scientific papers (46 on Erythroxylum) and served as editor for several scientific journals.
- Filipowicz, N.; Nee, M.; Renner, S. (2012). "Description and molecular diagnosis of a new species of Brunfelsia (Solanaceae) from the Bolivian and Argentinean Andes". PhytoKeys 10 (10): 83–94. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.10.2558. PMC 3310195. PMID 22461731.