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Walter G. Berendsohn
  * 1956 German botanist
Walter Berendsohn
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Claimed natural history specimens collected or identified by Walter G. Berendsohn

Scientific Name Country Institution Date
Piper uhdei C.DC.El SalvadorNHMUK
Dioscorea L.El SalvadorNHMUK
Piper papantlense C.DC.El SalvadorNHMUK
Begonia oaxacana A.DC.El SalvadorNHMUK
Begonia oaxacana A.DC.El SalvadorNHMUK
Calliandra grandiflora (L'Hér.) Benth.El SalvadorMO
Peperomia hoffmannii C. DC.El SalvadorMO
Wimmeria bartlettii LundellEl SalvadorMO
Bouvardia leiantha Benth.El SalvadorMO
Psychotria costivenia Griseb.El SalvadorMO


Virtual International Authority File of Walter G. Berendsohn

    Preferred Labels of Walter G. Berendsohn:
  • Walter G. Berendsohn@no-NO
  • Walter G. Berendsohn@de-DE
  • Walter G. Berendsohn@ca-ES
  • Walter G. Berendsohn@en-US
  • W.G. Berendsohn@nl-NL

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