ABRAMS, Le Roy

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Le Roy Abrams (1874-1956)
Photo by William Randolph Taylor

ABRAMS, Le Roy (1874-1956), Iowa-born professor of botany at Stanford University, and author of Flora of Los Angeles and Vicinity (1917), and the multi-volume Illustrated Flora of the Pacific States (1940-1960). In the spring of 1931, Dr. Abrams, in the company of botanist Ira Wiggins of Stanford University, went on a cruise on Chester Benson's yacht, Noname. They visited all but San Miguel Island, and collected plants on Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, Santa Barbara, Santa Catalina and San Clemente islands.

About 40 Santa Cruz Island specimens were taken from the Smugglers Cove area, as reported in the December 1931 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Leaflet.

In 1909 Abrams married Letitia Patterson and they had one daughter, Margaret, who died of cancer in the 1930s.


Abrams collected on:

  • Anacapa Island (1931, 1941)
  • San Clemente Island (1931)
  • San Miguel Island (1927, 1929)
  • Santa Barbara Island (1931)
  • Santa Catalina Island (1931, 1932)
  • Santa Cruz Island (1930, 1931)
  • Santa Rosa Island (1927, 1930)


Abrams died in Santa Clara, California at age 81.



Island Collections~

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Anacapa Island

1931


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
San Clemente Island Le Roy Abrams and Ira Loren Wiggins UC July 6, 1930 UC-483215 Mimulus floribundus Plants


ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Barbara Island Le Roy Abrams and Ira Loren Wiggins UC July 3, 1930 UC-473893 Artemesia californica Plants
Santa Barbara Island Le Roy Abrams and Ira Loren Wiggins CAS July 3, 1931 CAS-BOT-BC250291 Eriogonum giganteum var. compactum Plants


Santa Catalina Island

1931



ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Cruz Island Le Roy Abrams and Ira Loren Wiggins UC April 1930 UC-473893 Crocanthemum scoparium var. scoparium Plants
Santa Cruz Island Le Roy Abrams and Ira Loren Wiggins UC April 25, 1930 UC-473653 Orobanche uniflora subsp. occidentalis Plants
Santa Cruz Island Le Roy Abrams and Ira Loren Wiggins UC April 26, 1930 UC-473818 Madia exigua Plants
Santa Cruz Island Le Roy Abrams and Ira Loren Wiggins UC April 26, 1930 UC-473825 Camissoniopsis micrantha Plants
Santa Cruz Island Le Roy Abrams and Ira Loren Wiggins UC April 26, 1930 UC-473944 Lupinus bicolor Plants
Santa Cruz Island Le Roy Abrams and Ira Loren Wiggins UC April 27, 1930 UC-473900 Crocanthemum scoparium var. vulgare Plants
Santa Cruz Island Le Roy Abrams and Ira Loren Wiggins UC April 28, 1930 UC-473894 Crocanthemum scoparium Plants
Santa Cruz Island Le Roy Abrams and Ira Loren Wiggins UC April 28, 1930 UC-473895 Crocanthemum scoparium var. vulgare Plants
Santa Cruz Island Le Roy Abrams and Ira Loren Wiggins UC April 28, 1930 UC-473896 Crocanthemum scoparium var. vulgare Plants
Santa Cruz Island Le Roy Abrams and Ira Loren Wiggins UC April 28, 1930 UC-473898 Crocanthemum greenei Plants



ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Rosa Island Le Roy Abrams & I.L. Wiggins| UC June 30, 1930 UC-483274 Crocanthemum scoparium var. scoparium Plants
Santa Rosa Island Le Roy Abrams & I.L. Wiggins| RSA June 30, 1930 RSA-6653 Pinus torreyana Plants
Santa Rosa Island Le Roy Abrams & I.L. Wiggins| UCB June 30, 1931 UC-496308 Pinus torreyana Plants