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Scientist or institution: Cuatrecasas Arumí, José
Repository institution: CSIC - Real Jardín Botánico
Keywords: Botany, Natural Sciences
Period covered: 1903-1996
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José Cuatrecasas Arumí (Camprodon, Girona, 1903 - Washington DC, USA, 1996). He was a botanist specialising in tropical flora, especially in Colombia. He earned a Bachelor’s in Pharmacy from the University of Barcelona in 1923 and a doctorate in Madrid in 1928. He worked as a botany assistant at the University of Barcelona and then occupied the Chair in Descriptive Botany at the Central University of Madrid. He furthered his education in Geneva and specialised in tropical botany at the Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Garden. Once in exile in the United States, he worked at the Natural History Museum of Chicago, the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution Natural History Museum.


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Approximate volume: 5,4 ml