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Historic Flora of Mexico

Nature volume 139, page 256 (06 February 1937) | Download Citation



THE Smithsonian Institution has just received, for study and identification of specimens, part of the celebrated Sesse and Mocino collection of the flora of Mexico, which recently came to light in Madrid after more than a century. The collection was sent by Spanish officials just before the outbreak of the revolution to Dr. Paul Standley, of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, an authority on the plants of Mexico. Dr. Standley has distributed it to American institutions specializing in various plant families represented, for study under his direction.

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