Best of the Rest: Siptek

Pencil drawings of Sipaliwini Plants by Reinoud Norde
Utrecht, 1968.

In preparation of our expedition to the Sipaliwini Savanna I did a number of pencil drawings of plants that could be expected in the area. All drawings are based on herbarium material collected previously, mainly by Rombouts (1935-36) en Van Donselaar (1966). Scientific names are as they were in 1968. To see a 2009 update, please go to ‘Plant Lists’ elsewhere on this site. Together with brief descriptions these drawings were regularly used in the field … and it shows.  By using modern scanning techniques however a presentable result –in my view- has been achieved.

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