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Type specimens of G.E. Post in Beirut and The Natural History Museum, London

Sinnu Saoud, N. and Jury, S.L. (2009) Type specimens of G.E. Post in Beirut and The Natural History Museum, London. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 159 (2). pp. 315-321. ISSN 0024-4074

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2008.00940.x


The Flora of Syria, Palestine and Sinai, a pioneer Flora of the region, was published in 1896 by George Edward Post (1838–1909). Lesser known are his series of Diagnoses plantarum novarum orientalium, published in the Journal of the Linnean Society Botany, and 10 papers, Plantae Postianae, which appeared in Swiss journals from 1890 to 1900. A greatly expanded second edition of the Flora was prepared by John Edward Dinsmore and published in Beirut in 1932 and 1933. Post's plant collection is part of the Post Herbarium (BEI), with about 63 000 specimens, that has been well maintained, despite civil war and inadequate staffing. This work involves the identification of around 150 types in BEI and BM, and improvement of the accessibility of the specimens. © 2009 The Linnean Society of London, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 2009, 159, 315–321.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
ID Code:9703
Uncontrolled Keywords:Lebanon , Middle East , Post Herbarium , types

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