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E. J. H. Corner

AKA Edred John Henry Corner

Born: 12-Jan-1906
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 14-Sep-1996
Location of death: Cambridge, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Botanist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Durian theory

English Botanist Edred John Henry Corner was an expert on fungi, tropical trees, palms. He developed the Durian theory, a comprehensive overview of the origin and evolution of tropical plants.

Father: Edred Moss Corner (physician/medical writer, b. 1873, d. 1950)
Mother: Henrietta Henderson Corner (b. 1872, d. 1966)
Wife: (m. twice, one son, one daughter)

    High School: Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire, England (1925)
    University: BS Botany, Cambridge University (1929)
    Administrator: Assistant Director, Singapore Botanic Gardens (1926-46)
    Teacher: Tropical Botany, Cambridge University (1949-59)
    Teacher: Plant Taxonomy, Cambridge University (1959-65)
    Professor: Tropical Botany, Cambridge University (1965-73)

    Commander of the British Empire
    Darwin Medal 1960
    Patron's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society 1966
    Linnean Medal 1970
    Japanese International Prize for Biology 1985
    UN Official UNESCO Scientific Officer for Latin America:1947-48
    Linnean Society of London
    Royal Geographical Society
    Royal Horticultural Society
    Royal Society
    English Ancestry

Author of books:
Wayside Trees of Malaya (1952)
Natural History of Palms (1966)
Boletus in Malaysia (1972)
The Seeds of Dicotyledons (1976)
The Marquis: A Tale of Syonan-to (1981, biography of Yoshichika Tokugawa)


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