The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 12, July 1908 - April, 1909 Page: 160
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160' Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
Lindheimeriance, describing a part of these plants, were published
by Drs. Engelmann and Gray. The first fascicle, collected in
1844, contained 214 numbers; the second comprised 215 to 318
and was collected in 1844; the third contained numbers 319 to
574 and was the 1845 and 1846 collection; the fourth consisted
of numbers 575 to 754 and was made in 1847. A collection made
in 1849-1851 was probably intended for a fifth fascicle. It con-
tained about 650 numbers and was about as large as the other
fascicles combined. This collection is quite valuable in that it
contains a number of cotypes of species, described from the other
exsiccatee. There were about fifty sets of plants, thirty of which
were fairly complete, prepared from this collection for distribu-
tion. About a year ago one of these sets was presented by the
Missouri Botanical Garden to the University of Texas.
The herbarium of Dr. George Engelmann, after his death, was
presented to the Missouri Botanical Garden by his son, Dr. George
J. Engelmann. It contained a large number of duplicates, a
great many of which were Lindheimer's Texas plants and were
at first supposed to be the undistributed portion of the exsiccatee
described in Plantce Lindheimeriance, Parts I and II. Later it
was found that they were the undistribute collection which was
made in 1849-1851. This collection w~as carefully studied by Mr.
J. W. Blankinship. In the eighteenth annual report of the Mis-
souri Botanical Garden, issued November 25, 1907, he gives a re-
port of his work which is here under review.
The publication, Plantce Lindheimeriance, as begun by Engel-
mann and Gray, was left incomplete at the end of the Compositae
(Bentham and Hooker sequence), so that no data for numbers
449-574, Fascicle III, and 652-754, Fascicle IV, have been given.
This, with a list of the species in the last Lindheimer collection
and the missing numbers of Parts I and II of Plante Lindheim-
eriance are supplied in Blankinship's report. The author also
gives a brief but interesting account of the life of Lindheimer and
a general bibliography of Texas Botany.
Plantce Lindheimeriana' is not only valuable from an historical
standpoint, but will be of great importance to botanists interested
in the flora of Texas. HARLAN H. YORK.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 12, July 1908 - April, 1909, periodical, 1909; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101048/m1/178/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.