Information on plant collectors in southern California is scattered through a number of publications, some of them obscure or not well known to botanists. This paper gives a selective account of major collectors from 1793 to 1930. The appendix lists the plant collectors with references to biographical material concerning each. It is hoped that this preliminary account will stimulate further historical studies.
Mathias, Mildred E.
"The Fascinating History of the Early Botanical Exploration and Investigations in Southern California,"
Aliso: A Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany:
3, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/aliso/vol12/iss3/2
© 1990 Mildred E. Mathias
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