Scientists at the Canal Zone Biological Area

ID: SIA2011-0102

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1936

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 50, Box 33, Folder: Flora

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A group of scientists at the Canal Zone Biological Area, Barro Colorado Island, Panama, pose in front of Bombacopsis fendleni or "spiny cedar." Some are holding pieces of scientific equipment. The tree usually grows with a massive trunk. On the back of the image are the words "cedro espinosa," which means spiny cedar.


Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 50, Box 33, Folder: Flora

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,



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  • Trees
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Botany
  • Flora and fauna
  • Scientists
  • Plants
  • Research


  • Barro Colorado
  • Barro Colorado Nature Monument (Panama)
  • Panama
  • Colon
  • Isla Barro Colorado
  • Barro Colorado Island (Panama)


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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