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The botany of the Cunene-Zambezi Expedition with notes on Hugo Baum (1867-1950)

E. Figueiredo, M. Soares, G. Seibert, G. F. Smith, R. B. Faden
Bothalia | Vol 39, No 2 | a244 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v39i2.244 | © 2009 E. Figueiredo, M. Soares, G. Seibert, G. F. Smith, R. B. Faden | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 August 2009 | Published: 12 August 2009

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E. Figueiredo, H.G.W.J. Schweickerdt Herbarium, Department of Botany, University of Pretoria,, South Africa
M. Soares, Departamento de Botánica, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
G. Seibert, Centro de Estudos Africanos (CEA)/ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal
G. F. Smith, Biosystematics and Biodiversity Collections H.G.W.J. Schweickerdt Herbarium, Department of Botany, University of Pretoria, South Africa
R. B. Faden, Department of Botany. MRC 166. National Museum of Natural His­tory. Smithsonian Institution., United States

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Abstract

A record and discussion of the Cunene-Zambezi Expedition that took place in Angola from 1899 to 1900 is provided. Although the main aim of the expedition w as to evaluate the economic potential of southern Angola, it also resulted in significant botanical collections made by Hugo Baum (1867—1950), many of which serve as holotypes of names o f plants from the region, and beyond. The itinerary' is supplemented by a map illustrating the route followed by the expedition, and locality names are clarified and updated. A full list of the type specimens of flowering plants is provided with their nomenclature updated and an indication of w here known duplicates are housed.


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Angola; Baum; collectors; flora

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