Decaisne's collection

Carlos Vargas cvargas at LEHMANN.MOBOT.ORG
Thu Feb 19 14:29:27 CST 1998

Dear Henrik and colleagues:

  I found one specimen (Juncus densiflorus, JUNCACEAE, not reconfirmed
by Balslev ) at MO that says:

 "                     H.B.K.
 J. densiflorus Kth!  Enum. III. 338
                             Laharpe 52
                             Steud. 302
Ex Hb. Mus. Paris
            J. Decaisne (illegible) 1856

Mixed (illegible) this a second specimen, 6 androc, in fruit, is


       Could be possibly this specimen from the Venezuela Guayana flora
area (Est. Amazonas, Delta Amacuro or Bolivar?  I checked Decaisne
activities in TL-2 but there is not too much information about him as a

Decaisne, Joseph (1807-1882) Belgian Botanist attached to the Paris Museum
national d'Histoire Naturelle. Types are in BR, P.
  The only book that could refer to some field collection would be:
1337. Voyage autour du monde sur la fregate la Venus pendant les annes

  Thank you so much
Carlos A. Vargas
Lehmann Building
Missouri Botanical Garden
2345 Tower Grove
St. Louis, MO 63110
email:cvargas at
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