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Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica

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Volume XXVI, Number 1, January, 2019

News and Notes | Leaps and Bounds | Germane Literature | Season's Pick | Annotate your copy

NEW POSTINGS IN COSTA RICA. Congratulations to our friends Mario Blanco, the new director of the USJ herbarium, and Adam Karremans, the new director of JBL (we suspect that also means the herbarium, rather than the entire botancial garden). Both assumed their new positions on 1 January. May the force be with you!

HOT OFF THE PRESSES! A book entitled Turrialba en la mirada de los viajeros is the latest opus from Costa Rican entomologist and historiographer Luko Hilje Quirós. The account covers a period of 366 years (1544–1910) in the history of this important town, located strategically midway between the Valle Central and the Atlantic coast. Various aspects of ethnology, sociology, natural history, and geology are examined by means of carefully selected extracts from the works of more than 20 authors, including Philip and Amelia Calvert, Henry Cooper, Alexander von Frantzius, Otto Kuntze, Anders Oersted, Helmuth Polakowsky, Robert Ridgway, Karl Sapper, Carl Scherzer and Moritz Wagner, Karl von Seebach, and Bernardo A. Thiel. The volume (which we have not seen) is published by Editorial Tecnológica de Costa Rica (in Cartago). Although we have no information regarding its size (number of pages) , we did find this link where it is reported to cost $27.00:

http://bco.catie.ac.cr:8086/turrialba-en-la-mirada-de-los-viajeros

UPCOMING MEETING. We have just received advance notice (way in advance!) of a congress entitled MONOCOTS VII, scheduled to unfold during 6–10 March 2023 at the Centro de Convenciones de Costa Rica. The latter is a relatively new venue, located in Barreal de Heredia. The event (subtitled "7th International Conference on Comparative Biology of Monocotyledons") will be organized principally by the Jardín Botánico Lankester and the Universidad de Costa Rica, though other collaborators will be sought. We hope to see you there!

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