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, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 73–85 | Cite as

A distinguished Brazilian botanist, João Barbosa Rodrigues (1842–1909)

  • Scott A. Mori
  • Flora Castaño Ferreira
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Abstract

Details of the life of João Barbosa Rodrigues, early explorer of the Amazon, renowned specialist on Brazilian orchids and palms, and director of the “Jardim Botânico” of Rio de Janeiro from 1890 to 1909, are presented. Several of his illustrations are reproduced here for the first time.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott A. Mori
    • 1
  • Flora Castaño Ferreira
    • 2
  1. 1.New York Botanical GardenBronx
  2. 2.New York

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