Lilian Gibbs

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Lilian Gibbs
Born10 September 1870
Died30 January 1925
Known forMount Kinabalu
Scientific career
InstitutionsBritish Museum

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 Gibbs' Bamboo).


  1. ^ Phillipps, A. & F. Liew 2000. Globetrotter Visitor's Guide – Kinabalu Park. New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd.
  2. ^ IPNI.  Gibbs.

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