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Microscope Slides

The extensive collection of microscope slides of different plant structures has grown through the course of botanical research at The New York Botanical Garden, and from donations. The collection mirrors the taxonomic interests and geographic specialization of past and present staff. Important components of the collection are the Bassett Maguire slides of pollen (almost 4,000) and other tissues mostly from the flora of the Guayana region; Cycads; Ericaceae, including the materials from Barbara Palser's career; Lecythidaceae; and monocotyledons. There is also a teaching collection. The collection is housed in a modern collection storage room on compact shelving.

    For information on the collection contact:

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


Selected references:

Campbell, L. M. and D. Wm. Stevenson. 2007. Inflorescence Architecture and Floral Morphology of Aratitiyopea lopezii (Xyridaceae). Aliso 23: 227233.

Maguire, B. & Collaborators. 19531989. The botany of the Guayana Highland. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 8(2) onward.

Palser B.F., W. R. Philipson & M. N. Philipson. 1991 Characteristics of ovary, ovule and mature megagametophyte in Rhododendron L. (Ericaceae) and their taxonomic significance. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 105: 289-390.

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