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A two-week Panama Orchid Expedition is undertaken by Smithsonian representatives James R. Buckler of the Office of Horticulture, Paul E. Desautels of the Division of Mineral Sciences, National Museum of Natural History, Jeffrey Ploskonka, Smithsonian photographer, and Robert Read of the Department of Botany, NMNH.


  • Buckler, James R
  • Desautels, Paul E
  • Ploskonka, Jeffrey
  • Read, Robert H
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Office of Horticulture


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1980, p. 350

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


November 25, 1979


  • Scientific expeditions
  • Horticulture
  • Plants
  • National Collections
  • Botany

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