Cleofe Calderon - Brazil, 1976
About the Project
Did you know that there is a genus of grasses called Calderonella--and it was named for National Museum of Natural History botanist Cloefe Calderon? In her lifetime, Calderon named 18 new species of grasses, as well as re-discovered a species of bamboo called Anomochloa that hadn't been seen in over 90 years.
The core of her bamboo research took place in Brazil, as documented in her field notebook from 1976. Help us continue to make Calderon's work accessible to present-day scientists by transcribing her notebook and see the research leading up to her bamboo discovery!