Datuk Anthony Lamb & Anthea Phillipps

Datuk Anthony Lamb

Datuk Anthony Lamb received his MA in Agriculture from the University of Cambridge in the UK. He has over 50 years working experience in Sabah, first with the Agricultural Department at their Research Station in Tenom, when he helped to introduce many new fruit crops and ornamental plants. Subsequently he helped set up the Tenom Agricultural Park, next to the Research Station, with its unique collections of wild fruit trees and native orchids, which he has been studying for over 30 years. He has jointly described more than 150 new plant species and authored/co-authored books on native Orchids and Hoyas, wild Gingers, wild Fruits, native Rhododendrons and Nepenthes pitcher-plants. He currently works part-time for the Department of Forestry, identifying species in their orchid herbarium and living collections, and was awarded the PGDK in 2015. He is married to Anthea Phillipps.

Anthea Phillipps

Anthea Phillipps was brought up in Sabah as a child. She got her degree in Botany from the University of Durham in the UK, and has worked for both the Sabah Museum and the Sabah Parks. With Sabah Parks, she was based at the Kinabalu Park Headquarters and helped establish the Park Herbarium and the Botanical Garden. She has written/co-authored/edited books on the islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Mount Kinabalu Park and their plants including Rhododendrons and Pitcher-plants. She currently writes a weekly column about the amazing plants that can be seen in Borneo in a local newspaper.