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Herbaria Sheet

Herbaria Sheet

Ferdinand Lindheimer was the first permanent-resident plant collector in Texas. His collections were gathered from coastal regions northward, westward to the Rio Grande, and areas beyond. Credited with the discovery of several hundred plant species and honored with 48 plant species and subspecies that bear his name, Lindheimer shared his dried and mounted specimens (herbaria) with botanists worldwide. In the United States, the Smithsonian Institution alone has more than 2,000 species collected by Lindheimer. Writing in 1915, Charles Winkler credited Lindheimer as “first to discover the wonderful richness of Texas flora.”

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Lindheimer’s Texas Partners: Sophienburg Museum and ArchivesHumanities TexasNative Plant Society of TexasMissouri Botanical GardenNew Braunfels Heritage VillageNew Braunfels Conservation SocietyNew Braunfels Independent School District