THORNE, Robert Folger (1920-2015), New Jersey-born botanist, taxonomist, herbarium curator and systematist at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden who collected extensively on the California Channel Islands. He earned his PhD at Cornell in 1949.
Thorne collected on:
- Isla San Martin
- San Nicolas Island (1979)
- THORNE, Robert A flora of Santa Catalina Island, California in Aliso 6:3 (1-77) June 30, 1967
- THORNE, Robert A supplement to the floras of Santa Catalina and San Clemente islands, Los Angeles County, California in Aliso 7:1 (73-83) April 19, 1969
- THORNE, Robert The California Islands in Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 56: (391-408) 1969