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Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica

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The Cutting Edge

Volume VIII, Number 1, January 2001

News and Notes | Recent Treatments | Leaps and Bounds | Germane Literature

REINFORCEMENTS HAVE ARRIVED! MO Assistant Curator Carmen Ulloa Ulloa, abundantly experienced from eight years on Doug Stevens’s Flora de Nicaragua team, has joined the Manual project in an editorial capacity. This is just what the doctor ordered to get us over the hump for the first (monocot) volume. Carmen will mainly be checking keys and descriptions, prioritizing unedited monocot families; she is already well into Poaceae. We are very grateful to have Carmen in our corner.

MUSEO SOLDIERS ON. Alfredo Cascante (CR) reports that the Museo Nacional has embarked on a new plant exploration enterprise in the Río Savegre basin, supported partially with funding from the government of Spain. This large, wild, and scarcely botanized area, one of those botanical black holes, is located in the central Pacific slope region, which has been so profitable in recent years for the Museo team. Field responsibilities will be ably shouldered by Armando Estrada (CR), over the course of the next year and a half.

CHICO REVISITED. INBio superstar and bon vivant Francisco Morales made huge strides during intensive herbarium work at CGE, G, K, MO, and P last August and September. Chico’s amazing memory and unsurpassed field knowledge of Costa Rican plants render him uniquely well qualified to evaluate types and other historical collections. Advances in our knowledge of Costa Rican floristics follow every one of his herbarium tours.

 

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