BAKER, Charles Fuller

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Charles Fuller Baker

BAKER, Charles Fuller (1872-1927), born in Lansing, Michigan, was a botanist and entomologist who collected of lichens and fungi on Santa Catalina Island with his wife, Ninette Evans, in 1902 and again on March 14, 1904. Specimens were collected in Avalon. They are on deposit at the Harvard University Herbarium and the New York Botanic Garden. He moved to the Philippines where he was instrumental in the building of the Philippine College of Agriculture.

According to Millspaugh & Nuttall, “Baker spent a few hours (accompanied by his wife), in 1902, and March 14, 1904, collecting (mostly lichens and fungi) in the small wash back of the Catholic Church, Avalon. The lichens are in herb. Hasse, Harvard Univ. The fungi in herb. Ellis, New York Bot. Gard.”


» Notes on the Flora and Fauna of Catalina Island in Southern California Academy of Sciences 4:56-59 (1905)

» Millspaugh & Nuttall Flora of Santa Catalina Island 1923.




Island Collections~
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Santa Catalina Island C. F. Baker POM March 14, 1904 POM-1529 Crossosoma californicum plants
Santa Catalina Island C. F. Baker NYBG March 14, 1904 NYBG-1518050 Lecidea erythrophaea lichen
Santa Catalina Island C. F. Baker NYBG March 14, 1904 NYBG-1545923 Lecanora caesiorubella subsp. merrillii lichen
Santa Catalina Island C. F. Baker NYBG March 14, 1904 NYBG-1545924 Lecanora caesiorubella subsp. merrillii lichen
Santa Catalina Island C. F. Baker NYBG March 14, 1904 NYBG-1545927 Lecanora caesiorubella subsp. merrillii lichen