Cleofe Calderon - Tropical America, 1967-68

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Ola! We are calling on our Transcription Center volunteers who can read Portuguese to pitch in on this exciting field book!

In 1971, a new genus of grasses, Calderonella, was found and named in honor of Argentina-born botanist Cleofe Calderon, who made this discovery--one find in a lifetime's worth of biological field work. Calderon named 18 new species of grasses, and re-discovered a species of bamboo called Anomochloa that hadn't been seen in over 90 years. Her work is still being used to help researchers understand grass evolution today.

Help make Calderon's work more accessible for present-day biologists and botanists by transcribing her field notes!

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