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Chenes de l'Amerique Tropicale—Iconographie des Espèces nouvelles ou peu connues


LIEBMANN was occupied at the time of his decease in 1856 with a monograph of the American Oaks. He left behind him a number of folio copper-plate engravings which he intended for the illustration of his work, and brief descriptions of fifty-two new species. These were entrusted for publication to Prof. Oersted, who has put all in proper train, drawn up a valuable essay on the classificatory characters of the genus, prepared an analysis of many of the species, and added ten plates of leaves of various species of oak in physiotype,—making altogether an important contribution to illustrated botanical literature, and a worthy memento of his friend. Liebmann died comparatively young, about thirteen years after returning from his botanical expedition in Mexico, where he amassed very fine collections, which are still in course of determination and distribution by the Danish botanists. A short sketch of his life precedes Prof. Oersted's memoir, the substance of which had been already published in a scientific journal of Copenhagen.

Chenes de l'Amerique Tropicale.—Iconographie des Espèces nouvelles ou peu connues.

Ouvrage posthume de F. M. Liebmann., achevé et augmenté d'un aperçu sur la Classification des Chênes en général, par A. S. Oersted. Copenhagen, 1868. 1 vol. folio, 29 pp. Tabb. 57.

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O., D. Chenes de l'Amerique Tropicale—Iconographie des Espèces nouvelles ou peu connues. Nature 1, 480–481 (1870).

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