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Liquid-Preserved Collections

Liquid-preserved collections are plants or plant parts stored in fluid-filled jars. They are used for macroscopic and microscopic observations of material that is preserved in natural 3-dimensional shape. The collection mirrors the taxonomic interests and geographic specialization of past and present staff. Important components of the collection are Bassett Maguire and collaborators specimens from the Guayana region; Cycads; Ericaceae, including the materials from Barbara Palser's career; Lecythidaceae; and monocotyledons. There is also a collection that was developed for teaching purposes. 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:

Gustafsson, M. H. G. 2000 The floral morphology and relationships of Clusia gundlachii with a discussion of floral organ identity and diversity in the genus Clusia. International Journal of Plant Science 161:4353.

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.

Stevenson, D. Wm., K. J. Norstog & D. V. Molsen. 1996. Midribs of cycad pinnae. Brittonia 48: 6774.

Tsou, Chih-Hua. 1994. The embryology, reproductive morphology, and systematics of Lecythidaceae. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 71.

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