Cleofe E. Calderon - Brasil 1972, 1

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Brazil. Bamboo. Does seem like an obvious pairing to you? In the second half of the 20th century, new genera and species of the grass subfamily Bambusoideae were being described as a result of explorations in Central and South America. Few were as prolific at collecting and describing new species of bamboo than Cleofé E. Calderon (1929-2007) and her colleague Thomas R. Soderstrom (1936-1987). All of their research was conducted at the National Museum of Natural History, and their collaboration produced scores of papers in botanical journals. This field book contains a list of botanical specimens, mainly bamboo, collected by Dr. Calderon from 5 March to 25 April 1972 in Bahia, Brazil.

Help us transcribe these field notes documenting taxonomic names of specimens, soil samples, temperatures, and photo records and learn more about her work in the Brazilian summer of 1972.

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