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Series AGR - Andrew Grierson - correspondence relating to Klasea lasiocephala
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GB235 AGR

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Andrew Grierson - correspondence relating to Klasea lasiocephala

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  • 1972 (Creation)

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Three letters and a description in one folder

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Grierson, Andrew J.C. (1929-1990) (24/04/1929-11/09/1990)

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After graduating with a degree in Botany from the University of Edinburgh in 1951, Andrew John Charles Grierson (1929-1990) was appointed Scientific Officer at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. A taxonomist, he specialised in Compositae and the Floras of Turkey and Bhutan. (From Obituary by I.C. Hedge and D.G. Long in the Edinburgh Journal of Botany, v.51(2), iii-vii, 1994 http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=7472248)

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A series of three letters and a description relating to the emergence of a new genus which were filed with the herbarium specimen in question - Klasea lasiocephala

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Herbarium

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Three letters and a description relating to the emergence of a new genus after some saussurea-type specimens collected by Siehe were studied and didn't fit into any genus in existence at that time. Correspondence between Andrew Grierson, Charles Jeffrey and Professor Wagenitz, and reference made to Peter Davis. October - November 1972

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