Gerald Smith

written on Aug 29, 2020

Gerald Graham Smith (1892-1976) was born in Grahamstown, South Africa. He served as chairman of the board of East London Museum. Smith’s primary interest is Haworthia, and had a huge collection with thousands of plants. He donated the collection to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in 1957.

Most Smith’s species names have now been placed into synonym, with H. nortieri still recognized.