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Some types and other notable specimens of Hans West (1758–1811) in the Sessé and Mociño Herbarium of the Royal Botanical Expedition to New Spain (1786–1804)

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Abstract:

Notable in the plant collection of the Sessé and Mociño Herbarium of the Royal Botanical Expedition to New Spain, housed in the Royal Botanical Garden in Madrid, are plants from the Lesser Antilles that Hans West gave to Martín de Sessé as a result of their friendship following a meeting in 1797 in Puerto Rico. Some are type specimens and perhaps only available in this herbarium.

Keywords: BOTANICAL HISTORY; HANS WEST; HERBARIUM; LESSER ANTILLES; MARTIN DE SESSE; MARTIN VAHL; NOMENCLATURE; PUERTO RICO; ST. CROIX

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Plaza de Murillo, 2. E-28014 Madrid, Spain. 2: Instituto de Historia, CSIC, Duque de Medinacelli, 6. E-28014 Madrid, Spain.

Publication date: February 1, 2003

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