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Professor Eric Holttum (1895-1990)

Richard Eric Holttum, a Botany graduate from the University of Cambridge, was employed as an Assistant Director in the Singapore Botanic Gardens in 1922. In 1925 he was appointed to be the Director and held this post up to 1949.

After retiring from the Singapore Botanic Gardens in 1949, he was appointed Professor of Botany in the University of Malaya in Singapore. Holttum returned to England in 1954 and continued doing his research and writing at the world-famous Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew. Holttum died in 1990 at the age of 95. His name lives on in the many plants that were named after him. The one shown in the stamp here is the orchid known as Arachnopsis Eric Holttum.

Stamp: 1991 Aug


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