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Dec 6, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Brainpower & Brownbags
“Frere Arsene Brouard: New Mexico’s Forgotten Botanist”

New Mexico History Museum

During his eight years teaching in Mexico, Christian Brother Arsène Brouard collected more than 12,000 specimens of plants and lichens and increased the number of known Mexican plant species by 50%.

Relocating to Las Vegas and then Santa Fe, he discovered 75 new species of lichens in New Mexico.

At the time of his death in 1938 he had collected more than 200 new species and contributed 40,000 specimens to at least 48 herbaria around the world. 





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