Robert Allen Dyer Biography

Robert Allen Dyer Biography

Robert Allen Dyer biography: Allen Dyer was a botanist and taxonomist from South Africa.

Robert Allen Dyer Age, Education, Career and Death.

Robert Allen Dyer was born on 21st September, 1900 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Robert Dyer obtained the degrees of M. Sc. in 1923 and D. Sc. in 1937 from Michaelhouse and Natal University College.

Robert Dyer was appointed as assistant to Selmar Schonland in Grahamstown in 1925 while at the same time the curator of Albany Museum Herbarium. He then worked as liaison officer with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and then moved to the National Herbarium in Pretoria where he worked as the Chief then later as the Director. He retired in 1963.

Robert Dyer won numerous awards inclusive of the Fellow of the American Cactus and Succulent Society 1941, President of Pretoria Horticultural Society 1961-1972, S.A Assoc. of Botanists Gold Medal 1973 and an Honorary D. Dc. From Witwatersrand University 1976.

Some of Robert Dyer’s publications include The Succulent Euphorbiae (1941) with White and Sloane, The South African Cycads (Bothalia 1963) and Dyer, R. Allen (1975). The genera of South African flowering plants: Flora of southern Africa.

Robert Allen Dyer died on 26th October, 1987 in Johannesburg, South Africa.


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