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Langenheim Resin Collection

Jean H. Langenheim's research collection of plant resins was donated donated to The New York Botanical Garden in 2003. The collection comprises over 330 samples, and includes materials given to Langenheim, such as Nicholas T. Mirov's Pinus resins, Joesph Bunnett's specimens from New Zealand, and the Field Musuem's orphaned collection. Langenheim's specimens are vouchered in several herbaria in the U.S.A.

    For information on the collection contact:

    Dr. Lisa M. Campbell
    Administrative Curator
    Plant Research Laboratory
    Bronx, NY 10458


Selected references:

Langenheim, J. H. 1964. Present status of botnaical studies of ambers. Botanical Museum Leaflets 20: 225-287.

Langenheim, J. H. & C. W. Beck. 1968. Catalogue of infrared spectra of fossil resins (ambers) I. North and South America. Botanical Museum Leaflets 22: 65-120.

Langenheim, J. H. 2003. Plant resins: chemistry, evolution, ecology, and ethnobotany. Timber Press. Portland, Oregon.

Mirov, N. T. 1961. Composition of Gum Turpentine of Pines. U.S.D.A. Forest Service Technical Bulletin #1239.

Mirov, N. T. 1967. The Genus Pinus. Ronald Press Co., New York.
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