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Ekman's grass

Andropogon ekmanii

This may not look much, but it is the holotype for a new grass species describes late last year by co-workers (et al.) here at the Herbarium, based on material collected in Cuba in 1920 by Erik Leonard Ekman (1883-1931). There are probably many more undescribed species among his rich collections, waiting [...]

Daniel Solander's Callitriche

Daniel Solander's Callitriche

Daniel Solander was born in Piteå in 1733, where he collected this plant! He travelled with Joseph Banks on James Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific on Endeavour. And there are pertinacious rumors that his father might have been that famous botanist in Uppsala…

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