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Charles Herbert Lankester

Charles Herbert Lankester, English-born Costa Rican naturalist (Southampton 14 June 1879 –San Jose de Costa Rica 08 July 1969)
Collected new species of plants and animals from Costa Rica
Described two orchids species Sobralia corazoi 1924 with Ames and Epidendrum tonduzii 1924


Costa Rican butterflies (Lepid. Rhop.). Entomol. News 30(8):216, 1919

Orchids in Costa Rica. Orchid Rev. 28:129-32, 1920 

Coffee. A report on coffee cultivating in Uganda with comparative notes on Costa Rica. Uganda Prot. Dept. Agric. Circ. 7:1-26, 1921 

A short trip on Mt. Elgon, Uganda. Bull. Misc. Inform. 4:145-8, 1922

Lepidoptera from Costa Rica. Proc. Entomol. Soc. London A 1(3):56, 1927  

With A.G.M. Gillott. Scent-tufts observed in the males of certain Costa Rican Lepidoptera. Proc. Entomol. Soc. London (A) 2(3):74-5, 1928

A novel use for a Tillandsia (1959)


Lankesterella Ames 1923 (Orchidaceae)