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NATURAL
IHISTORY MUSEUM

Photograph by Louis O. Will

STANDLEY ABOUT
Working
in the

1952

herbarium

at Escuela Agrícola

Panamericana

Homage

to

STANDLEY
Papers
in

honor

of

Paul C. Standley

Edited by

Louis O. Williams

CHICAGO NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 63-22i.Jf3
PRINTED IN THEUNITED STATES OF AMERICA
BY CHICAGO NATURAL HISTORY

MUSEUM

PRESS

1963



Contents— Resumen

Homenaje

a Standley

— Homage
Work

to

Standley

5

Louis O. Williams
Paul C. Standley and His
as

Revealed Through
7

His Letters
C. V.

Morton
a Standley

Asi Vi

Yo

23

Faustino Miranda

Man

in a

Hurry
B.

27

Lyman

Smith

Paul C.Standley

Amigo Sincero de Honduras

29

Antonio Molina R.

My

Debt

to

Paul C. Standley
E.

33

Robert

Woodson,

Jr.

Elogio del Dr. Paul C. Standley

37

Armando Dugand
Paul C. Standley

40

Clifford

C

Gregg

Botánicos de Antaño

— Paul C. Standley

44

Oton Jiménez
The
Floristic

Work

of Paul Carpenter Standley

51

Bernice G. Schubert1

Expediciones en América Central, 1925-26

54

Salvador Calderón
Paul C. Standley
60

Llewelyn Williams
La Exploración Botánica de Costa Rica y
Paul C. Standley
la

Obra de
63

Juvenal Valerio Rodríguez
Paul C. Standley
69

Charles H. Lankester
Semblanza de Paul C. Standley
71

Jorge León

Don

Pablito

75

Paul H. Allen
La Orden
del Quetzal

79

ManuelOrellana Cardona

My Acquaintance and Experiences with Paul C.
Earl Edward Sherff

Standley

84

Una

Impresión Personal de Paul Standley

88

José CUATRECASAS
Standley and the Rubiaceae
90

Julian A. Steyermark
Paul C. Standley
95

Maximino Martínez
Standley and Tropical American Botany
F.

97

R. FOSBERG

Standley

— Sixty Years Ago
YUNCKER

100

Otto M.Smith
Tribute to Standley
T. G.

103

Note

to the Editor
P.

104

Ellsworth

Killip
105

Personal Recollections of Paul C. Standley

Paul Russell
Introduction to Standley

106

Margery
Tales

C.

Carlson
and Other Yarns
108

Out

of School,

Louis O. Willl\ms

Homenaje

a

Standley

Homage
The
desire to

to Standley

1884-1963
collection ofpapers presented here
is

the result of a

honor one of America's best known and most prolific systematic botanists, for many years one of the driving forces Paul Carpenter behind the study of neotropical botany. Standley came to Chicago Natural History Museum in 1928 and retired at the end of 1950. Partial assessment of his contributions to knowledge of the botany of our tropics will be foundin several of the papers to follow. He also wrote on the systematics of temperate regions in America, but the greater part of his life was given over to study of plants of the New World tropics. Standley was not only an outstanding student of the neotropical floras in the herbarium but he also made a large number of field trips, covering every country between Upon his the borders of the UnitedStates and Colombia. retirement from the Museum he went to Honduras to live, where he continued to work actively for several years more. It was there that he spent the remainder of his days. In July, 1961, I wrote to about thirty persons who had known Standley, most of them botanists, to invite contributions to this projected paper.

We

are pleased that so

many

busy people have taken thetime to contribute to

this effort.

We know that Dr. Standley would have appreciated it, and on our own part we wish to thank each of the contributors most sincerely. It was our hope that these papers would be published while Standley was living, but that was not to be. They were written while he was living, some have been modified slightly by authors while others remain as they were...
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