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Economic Botany Historic Clipping File

 


Dr. Schultes teaching in the Nash Lecture Hall
Painting by Hannah Barrett, November 1994

This is a collection of small manuscripts, photographs, magazine and newspaper articles dealing with economic botany ending circa 1985. The collection was housed in the Nash Lecture Hall, Harvard Museum of Natural History. In 2001 it was transferred to the Botany Libraries, Harvard University Herbaria.

The files are arranged alphabetically by subject with the plants usually filed under their Latin name.

 

Clipping Files L

Labels - 9 color labels. Some folded.

Lacquer - 6 items.

Lactuca - 12 items, including The Garden 1921 "Salads All the Year".

Latua - 18 items.

Lagenaria - 3 items.

Lagerstroemia - 1 item.

Lagetta - 2 items.

Larix - 2 items.

Laurus - 3 items.

Lavandula - 2 items.

Lawsonia - 2 items.

Lecythidaceae - 3 items.

Ledum - 1 item.

Leguminosae - 19 items, including The New York Times 1983 "Sometimes Elegant Wisteria Must Be Coaxed to Flower", The New York Times 1982 "Plants That Kill Ticks".

Lemon - 13 items, including Sunday Times (London) 1975 "For hangovers the answer's a lemon".

Leonurus - 1 item.

Lentils - 1 item.

Lespedeza - 2 items.

Leucaena - 7 items, including Miami Herlad 1979 "'Miracle Tree' May Provide Cure for World's Dwindling Forests".

Levisticum - 1 item.

Levulose - 1 item.

Libocedrus - 2 items, including Horticulture 1942 "The California Incense-Cedar".

Lichens - 11 items, including Smithsonian 1984 "Lichens give food, drugs, perfume - and poison", Natural History 1938 "Lichens: The Hardy Pioneers of Plant Life".

Licorice - 6 items.

Ligustrum - 3 items.

Lime - 6 items, including The Agriculture News 1906 "Lime Cultivation".

Linaria - 1 item.

Linum - 3 items.

Lirodendron - 3 items.

Liquidambar - 5 items.

Litchi - 6 items, including The Boston Globe 1980 "Paper says cow saliva helps growth of grass".

Litsea - 1 item.

Livistona - 3 items.

Lobelia - 4 items.

Lodoicea - 9 items, including The Agriculture News 1912 "The Double Coco-nut Palm".

Loganberry - 17 items.

Logwood - 5 items.

Lonchocarpus - Field Museum News 1934 "A Peruvian Fish Poison".

Lonicera - 2 items.

Lunar Plants - 1 item.

Lophophora - 6 items, including The New York Times 1936 "Scientists Take Drugs to Induce Madness".

Loranthus - 1 item.

Luffa - 4 items, including The Agriculture News 1911 "The Loofah or Vegetable Sponge".

Lupinus- 7 items.

Lycoperdon - 2 items.

Last updated February 2009. Send comments, corrections, or updates to: ldecesare@oeb.harvard.edu
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