Edward Leonard Caum

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Edward Leonard Caum (1893 – 1952) was a United States botanist[1] known for his work on plant species in Hawaii.

In the 1920s, Caum was working with the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association (HSPA), and with the help of W. W. G. Moir of American Factors, the two helped preserve a collection of Native Hawaii sugarcane species, S. officinarum.[2] Caum lived with his wife in the "H" house of the Lyon Arboretum until his death. The house is now the main headquarters of the Lyon Arboretum.[3]

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  1. ^ "Index of Botanists". Harvard University Herbaria. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  2. ^ Schenck, S.; M. W. Crepeau; K. K. Wu; P. H. Moore; Q. Yu; R. Ming (2004). "Genetic Diversity and Relationships in Native Hawaiian Saccharum officinarum Sugarcane". Journal of Heredity. The American Genetic Association. 95 (4): 327–331. doi:10.1093/jhered/esh052. PMID 15247312. 
  3. ^ "History: Manoa Valley | Lyon Arboretum". Honolulu, HI, USA: University of Hawaii Manoa. Archived from the original on 2012-06-11. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  4. ^ IPNI.  Caum. 

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