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Charles Dalton Gregson

Charles Dalton Gregson was born on the 22 February, 1881 in Bermuda. In 1937, poor health which resulted from military service, led him to settle in a warmer climate. He took a sea voyage aboard a Fyffes banana boat, eventually settling in Tobago soon after World War II. There, he filled his days searching for wild flowers, particularly orchids, in Tobago's forests, and subsequently painting them. When Charles Gregson died in 1954, his family bequeathed the one hundred and forty seven (147) watercolor paintings of plants in Tobago to The National Herbarium of Trinidad and Tobago for safe keeping.

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    Securidaca diversifolia
    (The National Herbarium Library in partnership with The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago is responsible for making this digital resource available., 2013-04-25) Gregson, Charles Dalton
    A common very strong growing vine reaching and covering with its own flowers the tops of large trees. Occasionally one can be found growing from sea level to about 800 ft. Flowering in March, April and May