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Biographical Resources and Membership Directories

American men (and women) of science (Q145 .C291 Reference).  Current edition available through the Gale virtual reference library.

  • Authors of plant names : a list of authors of scientific names of plants, with recommended standard forms of their names, including abbreviations (Brummitt, R.K. and C.E. Powell, eds).  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1992.  (QK96 .A87).  Standard abbreviations for names of authors of plant names.
  • Notae biographiae peregrinatorum Indiae occidentalis botanicorum (Ignaz Urban) Berolini : Fratres Borntraeger, 1902 (QK225 U73 1898 v. 3 (pt. 2).  In Symbolae Antillanae : seu fundamenta florae Indiae Occidentalis
  • Biographical notes upon botanists (John Hendley Barnhart).  Boston: G.K Hall,  1965 (QK26 .B38 1965).

  • Naturalist’s Directory (Cassino, S.E.). Salem, Mass., Naturalist’s Agency, 1877-1954 (Q145 .S4).  Many editions; gives addresses, institutions and interests of botanists, naturalists, etc. world-wide.

Helpful hints: Many floras have notes on historical collections from the flora area and information on collectors or authors (Munz 1959; Brewer and Watson 1880, etc.)

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