Cleofe Calderon- Brazil, 1976, Vol. 2

About the Project

Argentina-born botanist Cleofe Calderon conducted field work across Central and South America, but Brazil became the real heart and soul of her research. Why? Brazil was where, in 1976, she re-discovered a species of bamboo called Anomochloa that hadn't been seen in over 90 years. In her lifetime, Calderon would name 18 new species of grasses (and a genus would be named after her!), and her work is still being used to help researchers understand grass evolution.

Help us continue to make Calderon's work accessible to present-day scientists by transcribing her field notebook from Brazil in 1976--the very year she made her bamboo discovery!

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